How to Draw a Peony Flower

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Peony Flower in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Peony Flower.

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How to Draw a Peony Flower - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step will be to draw the small center petals by drawing short almost flat petals around a center point.

Step 2: Next draw the outer petals which are a similar shape, but slightly larger and drawn outward from the center petals.

Step 3: Then draw the leaves which are to skinny ovals on either side below the flower.

Step 4: Lastly draw the stem downard from the bottom of the flower.

Interesting Facts about Peonies

Peonies are fluffy ball like flowers that fall apart really easily. They are very tough plants that can grow in cold weather. They grow naturally in Asia, but they are grown all over the world. Peonies grow on bushes that reach 2 to 4 feet tall. The blooms are normally 10 inches around and are pink, white, or dark pink. The leaves on a peony bush are dark green bunches. Peonies are popular wedding flowers and popular for floral arrangements. In the 1200s the Romans brought peony plants back to Europe.

Did you know?

  • Peonies can be any color, but blue.
  • Traditionally a peony is given to couples who have been married for 12 years.
  • In China, a gold peony bush was considered property of the emperor. It was illegal to own peonies that weren’t at the palace.
  • The Chinese consider peonies as symbols of good fortune and a happy life.
  • Peonies can live a really long time. Even after 100 years a peony bush will still grow flowers.

Lesson Plan Note: Peonies are the national flower of China. The Chinese have many festivities and cultural importance based around plants. Celebrate some Chinese festivals and show your class the beauty of Asia.