Marco Polo had once described Peonies as “roses as big as cabbages”. Trust us, they're exactly that. Peony plants offer big, fluffy, fragrant flowers in a wide range of colors, forms, and sizes. These resilient, long-lived bushes have a history of fame as garden plants. They're a perfect embodiment of the sun because of their large shape, which also makes them heavy. Peonies are in their complete glory from spring to summer. Romantic and opulent, peonies look beautiful in a vase, and they last well once cut. Lesser known fact, peonies have had a place in traditional Chinese medicine. They are still grown commercially as their roots are used to treat inflammation.