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Peony care and handling:
. Quickly process the flowers. Don't worry if the leaves appear a little limp. They just need some water to perk up!
Fill up a clean container or vase with at least 3" to 4" of room temperature water.
. With sharp floral shears, cut at least ½" to 1" off each stem at a diagonal and quickly place it in the water. You'll want to make sure you remove any foliage that falls below the water line.
The rate at which the blooms open will vary and depend on a variety of factors. Some peony varieties ( coral charm & Coral Sunset ) open quickly, while others may take a few days to start. The temperature of the room they are kept in will also affect how quickly they open: warmer room = faster open rate.
. You'll want to keep an eye on the water levels as peonies can drink quite a bit of water so you may have to re-fill the vase often. Also, you'll want to clean and refill the vase and re-cut the stems at least every 2-3 days to maximize vase life.
Peonies are beautiful and a show stopper and very little work and are very worth the money!