14 Pretty Pictures of Peonies in Full Bloom

Peonies are a magical spring and summertime sight! These gorgeous, colorful pictures of peonies will delight all flower lovers.

308828517 1 Lynn Robertson Bnb Pc 2022
Courtesy Lynn Robertson

Peony and a Bumblebee

“I was headed out to cut some peonies for my dinner table and saw this busy bee enjoying my flowers as much as I do,” says Lynn Robertson. If you love pictures of peonies, you’ll be inspired by these dream garden photos.

307324067 1 Amber Charbonneau Bnb Pc 2022
Courtesy Amber Charbonneau

Sunny Peony Pictures

“Growing peonies has become a new love for me. After watching them bud and bloom the first year, they leave me in awe every year!” says Amber Charbonneau. Uncover the truth behind a common gardening misconception: do peonies need ants to bloom?

251454794 1 Laurie Kauer Bnb Bypc2020
Courtesy Laurie Kauer

Unique and Pink

“A friend gave me some of her extra peonies a couple of years ago. Naturally, it delighted me that so many survived the transplant. I watched and waited all spring while the stems got taller and the wasps gathered nectar from the promising buds. Finally, the peonies bloomed. It surprised me to have one pink one amidst several white! The short-lived bloom time was worth the wait in beauty,” says Laurie Kauer.

Discover 10 little-known facts about peonies.

252085752 1 Tami Shaughnessy Bnb Bypc2020
Courtesy Tami Shaughnessy

A Pretty Spring Peony

Tami Shaugnessy submitted this photo of her favorite spring peony in her garden. Here’s when to plant peonies so you can see them blooming in your garden every spring. Oh, and check out this guide on growing peonies in pots and containers, too.

252195902 1 Cathy Jackson Bnb Bypc2020
Courtesy Cathy Jackson

Heartwarming Peony Memories

“These peonies are at least 60 years old! When the house I grew up in was going to be torn down to make way for a subdivision, my husband went and dug them up. We transplanted them to our home. They’re just as pretty now as they were when I was a child!” says Cathy Jackson.

Discover the top 10 old-fashioned flowers for your garden.

252280044 1 Michael Bahm Bnb Bypc 2020
Courtesy Michael Bahm

Peony in the Rain

“This is one of our peonies opening and being caught in a spring rain, as it does. The lighting was right to enhance the color of the plant from inside and out. The water droplets made it sparkle,” says Michael Bahm.

Psst! Check out these peony arrangements and gifts to send this spring.

pictures of peonies
Courtesy Karen Murray

Coral Colored Peony

“This is the peony, Coral Charm. It is an early bloomer for me in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and as it fades it goes from this rich coral to an almost white so you get to enjoy various colors,” says Karen Murray.

Here’s what you should know about rose color meanings.

Peony At Sunset. Taken As Sun Was Setting In Sagola Michigan With My Iphone, pictures of peonies
Courtesy Jayne Greer

Pictures of Peonies at Sunset

Jayne Greer submitted this photo of a peony flower at sunset in Michigan. Grow these pretty flowers for a cutting garden.

Spring On Shelter Island Is Amazing. This Peonies Which So Amazing This
Courtesy Adam Bundy

Glowing From Within

Adam Bundy submitted this picture of a peony in springtime, taken in the town of Shelter Island, New York. See the prettiest pink tulips for your garden.

277654832 1 Jennifer Miner Bnb Bypc 2021
Courtesy Jennifer Miner

Flower Power

“When we sold our home in Wisconsin and bought a home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I left behind many beautiful perennial gardens at and wasn’t sure what would be planted at our new home. I was pleasantly surprised when these Bowl of Beauty peonies started blooming in June. The photo shows only two blooms, but I counted 38 blossoms on the bush at one time. They were amazing! A great welcome to our new place,” says Jennifer Miner.

Check out the 10 prettiest pink perennial flowers to grow.

278146909 1 Stephan Barrett Bnb Bypc 2021, pictures of peonies
Courtesy Stephan Barrett

Purple Peony Beginning to Bloom

“I decided to take a road trip from Florida to North Carolina one spring. At a bed and breakfast, I grabbed my camera and slowly walked around the historic house searching for good macro photo subjects. Springtime allowed for many beautiful blooms, and I found this one opening up to attract pollinators,” says Stephan Barrett.

Grow the top 10 purple flowers that attract hummingbirds.

276096905 1 Gordon Jenkins Bnb Bypc 2021, pictures of peonies
Courtesy Gordon Jenkins

Pollinators Love Peonies

“Bumblebees enjoy the peony blooms in spring. Pollen abounds on the bees!” says Gordon Jenkins. See our list of the best flowers to attract bees to your yard.

Bnbbyc17 Lou Sheldon, pictures of peonies
Courtesy Lou Sheldon

Persistent Peony Plant

“This picture of a blooming peony bud evokes powerful emotions in me every time I see it. We survived a horrendous ice storm in our area of the Texas Panhandle one January. Numerous hail storms damaged many of our spring plants. The fact that this peony survived and produced such a beautiful bloom reminds me to keep believing that good things do come after bad things. I just have to keep looking for them!” says Lou Sheldon.

Does your birth month flower have special meaning?

Bnbbyc18 Donna Lawson 1, pictures of peonies
Courtesy Donna Lawson

Pale Pastel Peony

“I was out and about at a spring craft show in the country. The farm had some interesting yard art, but I couldn’t help noticing these beautiful flowers. I took advantage of the moment and snapped pictures of the peonies,” says Donna Lawson.

Next, discover 20 white flowers to make your garden glow.

Emily Hannemann
Emily Hannemann is an associate editor for Birds & Blooms Digital. Throughout her years with the publication, she has written multiple articles for print as well as digital, all covering birding and gardening. In her role as associate editor, she is responsible for creating and editing articles on the subject of birding and gardening, as well as putting together Birds & Bloom's daily digital newsletter. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a master's degree in magazine journalism and undergraduate degrees in journalism and English, she has more than eight years of experience in the magazine, newspaper, and book industries.