As though the sheer gorgeousness and heavenly fragrance of peonies weren’t enough, peonies also come with a wealth of meaning and symbolism, which makes them an even more profound and meaningful flower to give. Generally, peonies symbolize many beautiful meanings. Some of these are love, compassion, prosperity, good luck, happy marriage, romance, and royalty. Different colored peonies can also come with different meanings, making them an even more interesting flower.
Like many beautiful flowers, peonies are also featured in Greek mythology. One Greek myth says that the roots of the peony flower were used to heal the gods. In another tale, Zeus saves the physician of the gods from the wrath of one god by turning the physician into a flower. The man’s name was Paeon, which is where many say the name Peony comes from. Aside from their mythology, peonies come with many centuries of cultural significance. One of the most coveted flowers in the world, peonies have been cultivated throughout history for their alluring beauty and uses in medicine.
Giving a floral arrangement for Mother’s Day that features the striking elegance of peonies is a wonderful way to give something meaningful and significant. The beauty of the peony is not just surface level, but in fact, it has many layers of symbolism and significance.