As a florist, one of our most frequently asked questions is “Are peonies available?” We wish! However, peonies are typically only in season between the months of May and July. During this time, you can find an abundance of peonies in every color, and size at a reasonable price. From gorgeous all pink peonies we sent for Louis Vuitton, to one of a kind custom arrangements sent nationwide, these lush blooms make the perfect touch to our premium designs.


What do you do when you’re looking to send an arrangement or need flowers for an event during the other 9 months of the year? We’ve compiled our top 3 fabulous alternatives to peonies to give you a similar vibe and feel you are looking for. Be on the lookout for these varietals as great substitutions to peonies.

1. Garden roses

garden roses

Often mistaken for peonies, garden roses are the closest you can get! These lush blooms with compact petals are the perfect dupe. They stand out from other types of roses with their soft and elegant appeal.  Our favorite varietals of garden roses are Patience, White Cloud, and O’Hara that all come in light color tones perfect for any occasion.

Where to buy: Our Notorious arrangement features peach garden roses in a glass bubble vase with modern greenery. 

2. Ranunculus


These soft, feminine, and vibrant blooms are another fan-favorite substitution for peonies. Available year-round, ranunculus flowers are perfect for Mother Day’s, anniversaries, or just a little self-love. They are known to symbolize charm and a sign of admiration. Ask for ranunculus in your favorite color the next time you are placing a custom order to add a personal touch to the design. 

Where to buy: Our Ranunculus en Vogue arrangement features bright hot pink ranunculus arranged in a glass cylinder or cube.

3. Dahlias

Dahlia season is almost here! Widely available in the fall, dahlias peak when other summer blooms are past their prime. They come in a wide range of sizes, from small gum-ball sized blooms to large dinner plate size stems. Deep burgundy and mustard dahlias are the perfect accents to any moody arrangement. They come in every color (except blue) which makes them a great option for any occasion. 

Where to buy: Keep an eye out for our new Strawberry Fields and Napa Sunset arrangements launching this August! Whimsical garden-style designs with gorgeous dahlias and other premium seasonal blooms. 

Peony season may be over but we won’t let that get in our way of creating extravagant floral designs. These are just some of the premium flower types we love to use in our arrangements. Our experienced designers work with the seasons to pick the best blooms we can offer. Follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our email list below to stay up to date on our latest designs and product offerings.

August 07, 2020 — Lea Horwitz