In the feung-shui practice the peony flower is a traditional symbol of conjugal bliss and is used to enhance love aspirations. In ancient European times the peony was held in high esteem as a medicinal plant. In Greek mythology Paian, the physician of the Greek gods, gave the plant its name; with peony roots he healed Hades, god of the underworld, who had been wounded by Heracles.
This is the height of the peony season. So stop by a florist or a garden near you and marvel at the beauty of the celebrated peony.