Best Cut®peonies perform well in a cut flower garden and furnish fine stems for the vase. The stems are long enough for cutting and can be used for beautiful flower arrangement. However, not all cultivars listed under this brand yield stems suitable for the commercial florist trade. Commercial grade peonies also have long stems but must perform well in storage coolers and need to have a long vase life, amongst other critical traits. Commercial grade peonies are marked “commercial cutter” and are appropriate for large scale production and mechanized processing. Those identified as “cutter” have certain commercial qualities but are probably better suited for specialty cut flower growers operating on a local or regional basis. Those stems need the human touch and require more skill and attention when processed and stored. Otherwise, they are perfectly good florist grade stems.