Peach blossoms (Prunus persica) bloom in early spring, before the leaves appear, and the flowers are light pink to dark carmine. Their gorgeous blooms, long, woody stems, and honey-sweet fragrance make peach blossoms an excellent addition for spring arrangements.
ORIGIN: Peach trees originated in Northwest China and were widely cultivated in Persia (hence its scientific name, persica). Around 300 BC they were introduced to Greece and eventually Europe. By the 1500s, peach trees had come to the U.S. by French and Spanish explorers.
AVAILABILITY: Early Spring
CARE & HANDLING: To keep cut branches fresh, make an inch long cut in the bottom of each branch. This will allow water to be more easily absorbed by the branches, extending their life. Place branches in a container with warm water and place in a cool location. Change water daily.