About Us

Our Peony Farm

The Farm

Owlet Farms is a 55 acre family-owned American farm. We have about 15 varieties of rare and standard cut peonies available. All of our flowers are sustainably grown, handpicked and immediately shipped out for your enjoyment. Our peonies are typically available at the end of May till early June. We serve both the wholesale and retail market within the United States and for peony lovers outside of the country as well.

The Flower

There are many tales as to how the Peony got its name. According to one tale the name originates from the Greek word Paeon.

In Greek mythology, Paeon was the physician to the gods who angered his teacher Asclepius after he extracted a milky liquid from the root of a peony that cured Pluto. Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing. He threatened to kill Paeon out of jealousy because he was outsmarting his teacher. Zeus saved him by turning him into a beautiful flower, the peony.

Peonies have been reported to have dated back to 1000BC in the gardens of China and by the eighth century, they had reached Japan who are major producers of the peony. In the Eastern world, peonies were mainly used for their medicinal properties. The peony’s roots and seeds were frequently used to treat headache and asthma and to relieve pain associated with childbirth.

No matter the origin, we think it is one of the most spectacular flowers out there and we could not be any happier to grow them at our farm here in the United States.

Peonies
Peonies

The Flower

There are many tales as to how the Peony got its name. According to one tale the name originates from the Greek word Paeon.

In Greek mythology, Paeon was the physician to the gods who angered his teacher Asclepius after he extracted a milky liquid from the root of a peony that cured Pluto. Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing. He threatened to kill Paeon out of jealousy because he was outsmarting his teacher. Zeus saved him by turning him into a beautiful flower, the peony.

Peonies have been reported to have dated back to 1000BC in the gardens of China and by the eighth century, they had reached Japan who are major producers of the peony. In the Eastern world, peonies were mainly used for their medicinal properties. The peony’s roots and seeds were frequently used to treat headache and asthma and to relieve pain associated with childbirth.

No matter the origin, we think it is one of the most spectacular flowers out there and we could not be any happier to grow them at our farm here in the United States.

Farm Visits

The farm is currently not open to the public, but we look forward to opening it for farm tours sometime in the future. In the meantime, if you would like to connect with us, please feel free to drop us a note at sales@owletfarmsllc.com.

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