We just received this question on Facebook: “I have a September bride who would love to have white peonies! Is this possible?” I wanted to make sure that this particular subject made it onto our blog so that the answer is easier to find. As you know Mother Nature plays a big factor in what is available when, so I checked with our purchasing department and here is the current status on peonies:
We will start with peonies next around the second week of Oct from Chile and New Zealand.
Alaska had a heat wave this year that pushed all of their crop to bloom early, so they are already done.
There may be some stored stuff still around from Holland but the quality cannot be ensured.
If you have a client, bride, or groom, for that matter, who really want peonies when they aren’t available one substitute that could be recommended is white garden roses.