Flourished Peony is a historical romantic drama directed by Ding Ziguang, starring li Xian and Yang Zi. The drama is adapted from the novel of the same name by Yi Qianchong.
After the merchant's daughter He Weifang meets Jiang Changyang, the prominent figure in Chang'an, the two form a partnership as a craftsman and an investor. Leveraging He Weifang's exceptional skills in cultivating rare peonies and her outstanding business acumen, she leads a group of women with tumultuous destinies to collectively run a flower shop. Through numerous trials and tribulations, she triumphs over prejudices about women's supposed weaknesses and establishes her own place in the world.
As He Weifang and Jiang Changyang become more acquainted, she discovers that this man, infamous as the "number one corrupt official in the world," is actually outwardly corrupt but inwardly pure, carrying the welfare of the nation in his heart. Having experienced the hardships of the lower class and gained a new understanding of the significance of peonies, He Weifang is determined to transform into an industry that benefits the people.
In the end, after facing life-threatening challenges and undergoing a profound personal transformation, He Weifang, with her skillful craftsmanship and refined heart, helps Jiang Changyang successfully quell a rebellion. The two lovers then choose to retire from the world, disappearing together from the mortal realm.