Freshly-cut flowers always feel like a real luxury, as well as a way to connect with the outdoors and a moment of joy as spring really gets into the swing of it. Of course synonymous with spring is peony season. Online floral delivery companies are thriving as we rush to snap up the beautiful blooms as a treat or gift for a friend before the peony season ends.
Peonies often flood the social feed around this time of year because it's when the beautiful buds flourish. They're very exclusive, given that they're not available all year round, and are ideal for Instagram aesthetics, especially because of the way they look stunning in bud and then bloom huge fluffy petals.
We certainly love to send flowers, especially peonies, and it seems we no longer need an excuse to send them to our favourite people. According to Bloom & Wild, 162,000 people have sent bouquets simply to 'brighten' someone's day in the past year, with this being the most-used word in gift cards, while 780,000 sent 'just because' flowers.
As the name suggests, Bloom & Wild's letterbox flowers can be posted straight through letterboxes which makes it a super easy gift, not to mention as a treat for yourself. Prices start from £20 and you can even add significant dates (anniversaries, birthdays etc) onto your account so that they’ll give you a ‘nudge’ in time. The brand also has a range of subscription services if you fancy giving your favourite person (or yourself) the gift of flowers every single month.
Another firm favourite is Bloom, the UK’s first 100% plastic-free and zero waste luxury online floristry service. Bloom currently has an array of romantic colours of peonies to choose from, cerise pink, coral, porcelain white and red charm.
Where else can you find beautiful peonies to send online? We've discovered the very best for you...
SHOP: Where To Get Peonies Online
By Bloom Sarah Bernhardt Pink Peony
Only available for a short time during late spring and early summer, the peony's fleetingness only enhances its beauty. Bloom's fresh peonies are delivered as open-state buds as they arrive directly from the grower. In hot weather, this means that at least some flowers will typically bloom in the first 24-48 hours. Peonies react quickly to heat so during hotter days, they will be keen to open faster.
By Bloom Red Charm Peony
We didn't think you could ever get something more romantic than a red rose, but just look at these red peonies! Swoon. Peonies have large heads, so it is important to select a vase that will support them.
Bloom & Wild The Letterbox Peonies
The star of the show Bloom & Wild have paired its pink peonies with delicate statice and pitto stems to create a gorgeous bouquet.
Arena Flowers Letterbox Mixed Peonies
These beautiful blooms will arrive in a convenient letterbox in three stunning colours ready to be placed in your favourite corner and admired for days to come.
Flowerbx Primrose Peony
This perfect pink shade of peonies start at £55 for 10 stems with the blossoming flowerheads filled with an abundance of tightly layered sumptuous petals
M&S Seasonal Peony Flowers Bouquet
This luscious cerise and coral peony bouquet from M&S comes in an arrangement of 10 stems, with freshness guaranteed for at least five days or your money back. The beautiful blooms gradually change colour from a striking coral to a pretty pink.
Appleyard Flowers Peony, Rose and Lily Bouquet
The seasonal favourite peony has been perfectly paired with the pink oriental lily and white avalanche roses for a stunning gift.
Appleyard Flowers British Pink Peony
Opt for the classic pink shade of peony with this bouquet finished with a vibrant green bell to make the blooms really stand out.
Waitrose Scented White British Peonies
Want something a little different? Waitrose has this stunning white peony bouquet wrapped in a scent that will make a wonderful statement.
Floom Lifelike Flowers Summer Luxe Peonies
Go for something a little different with this array of preserved peonies, hydrangea, sea lavender and anaphalis in an array of pastel shades. This arrangement comes in an artisan rounded concrete pot, requires no water and will last two years!
Flying Flowers Perfectly Pink Letterbox Peonies
Your peonies will arrive in bud for you to arrange at home and then watch them bloom within a few days to reveal a gorgeous natural scent.