Give pleasure to someone you care about with a real summer greeting. The mildly fragrant peony is one of summers’s most beautiful flowers. In full bloom the peony has a splendid, soft texture, making it ideal as the main flower in a bouquet. The peony is one of summers’s most popular flowers and is often used for birthdays, greetings and church events. Peonies are particularly evocative of summer, reminding us of the warm summer. Maybe that is why we cannot get enough of this beautiful flower when it is in its prime (June-July). The peony is the national flower of China. In China the peony is known as “the Queen of flowers” and is a symbol of wealth, feminine beauty and, in particular, of summer.