Caring for your plant
These peonies will outlast you if properly taken care of!
Find a well drained spot, with full sun. Soil should be slightly acidic. Dig enough into the soil that the peony can fit
prepare the stem
Cut any leaves that may be below the water line, this will prevent them from rotting. Immerse the stem into water and cut about 1/2 inch off while submersed. Cut the peony at an angle to allow maximum stem to water surface area.
Place the vase in a cool area away from direct sunlight. Either use a packet of flower food, or change the water every couple of days.
If you want to speed up the opening of your peony, immerse it in warm water.
You can extend the life of your peony by refrigerating it overnight, be cautious about two things however. One if refrigerated with fruit it will cause it to wither, two if it drops below 34 degrees it could damage the bloom.
If you don't have flower food, sugar can be used to extend the life of your blossom, but you must change the water frequently as bacteria growth is also encouraged by sugar.