I have been arranging flowers for the past 13 years. And in that time, I've had many "favorite" blooms. But the one that has really stood the test of time and out performs all the rest is the coral peony.
'Coral Charm' peonies, a varietal only grown in New Zealand this time of year, are pricey, but only a few are needed to make a statement. It starts out as a tightly closed bright fuchsia bud and transforms into a sprawling blossom with the palest-peach, tissue-paper-like petals. People are simply blown away by its beauty.
In my opinion, a flower's job is to remind us that life is fleeting and that you must embrace it and celebrate the moment. The 'Coral Sunset' peony does this without hesitation. It's so hearty and long-lasting that the same bunch of blooms can be used for your rehearsal dinner, wedding, and send-off brunch. True to form, slowly opening as the days go by, they would look different but stunningly gorgeous at each occasion.