The Flowers definitive stamps were first issued on December 15, 2000, in Washington, DC. The non-denominated stamps were issued in a self-adhesive booklet of twenty, self-adhesive vending book of twenty, and a self-adhesive coil of one hundred. The stamps were later issued as a set of four 34-cent stamps in New York, New York, on February 7, 2001.
Designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, the stamps are based on photographs by Robert Peak of Winter Park, Florida. The photographs by Peak capture the color and delicacy of four different cut flowers -- a freesia, a cymbidium orchid, and two lilies. In his twenty-five years of artistic endeavors, Peak has been recognized and honored as a photographer, designer, and filmmaker. His fine art photographs have been featured in major publications and appear in collections worldwide.