What would Christmas be without red?
We picked this one as our peony of the month for that very reason - its rich red Christmassy hue.
‘Scarlet Heaven’ is an unusual, rare and highly collectable intersectional peony with large, single, bright crimson red flowers. This is a mid season bloomer with golden-yellow anthers and finely cut divided green foliage turning red in spring and autumn. The stems are sturdy, so no staking is required.
Red Itoh peonies are rare and ‘Scarlet Heaven’ is known to be one of the best of the reds as it performs very well.
Although they won’t be flowering at this time of year, when you do see them flowering from May - June next year you will have an opportunity to reminisce about all things Christmas and how much life has changed.
Or simply just enjoy the burst of red in the garden.
And as we were speaking about in our previous post about gratitude – it could be an opportunity to reflect on the wonders of nature. How grateful we are for all those juicy underground processes that produce these fantastic flowers.
However, if you’re looking for ways to get into the blooming season spirit right now, there are other ways to give the gift of a peony.
For instance, with our giftware range!
And if you have a few friends and family with different talents, there are options for every flare:
For the Plantsman/woman:
A beautiful British Bloom collection of gardening tools (manufactured by Burgon & Ball and RHS endorsed) with a Peony and Dahlia design. The Trowel and Fork are made from hardened and tempered stainless steel for superior strength and durability (years of rust resistance) and engraved with a quote from Gertrude Jekyll:
“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies”
There are Beech Wood handled options too.
Also in this range:
For the Tea Lover:
An English fine bone ‘Breakfast Tea Gift Set’ belongs in every tea lovers home. Made in England together with a British artist, this collection of teapot, milk jug and printed tea towel has a delicate peony blooms, buds and bee illustration in soft light rose pink and a deeper warm pink.
Also in this range:
For the Chef/Baker Extraordinaire:
With the same lovely design described above, the oven gloves and apron set bring Spring back into the kitchen, no matter what the season.
For the Interior Decorator:
How about a cotton cushion cover with peony art printed on both sides?
Or beautiful works of art available as mounted prints or as framed pictures?
Both designed by Carolyn Carter who has used our award-winning peonies as inspiration to create a unique and exclusive fine art collection.
And if you can’t decide, perhaps a gift voucher is best.
We’re all for simplifying what can sometimes feel like a season of silliness.
May it be more merry than mad!