p e o n i e s 

      grown  in  norfolk... naturally

peony  history 

The peony is named after Paeon who was a student of the Greek God of medicine and healing, Asclepius. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil but Paeon was saved by Zeus who, to protect him from the wrath of his tutor, turned him into a peony flower.

Peony or Paeony is the name for plants of the genus Paeonia and are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America.

In China it is seen as the flower of riches and honour; Japan as 'The King of Flowers' and in America, Indiana has adopted it as the State flower. 

Herbaceous peonies, revered for their beauty and symbolism, have a long history as cut flowers 
and feature in romantic flower arrangements painted by 19th Century Dutch Artists. 


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