Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’
Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Sarah Bernhardt’ _ ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ is a bushy, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with dark green leaves divided into nine elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and, in late spring and early summer, strong, erect stems bearing large, fragrant, double, rose-pink flowers with ruffled inner petals.
Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect flower stem
Any part of the plant may cause stomach discomfort if consumed.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Rose-pink in Summer
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Caterpillars , Swift moth larvae
Peony wilt , Honey fungus
Deadhead regularly. Cut back in autumn after the leaves have died down.
WHERE TO GROW
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ (Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.
Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting
Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. May take a while to establish before flowering; moving the plant will disrupt flowering for this reason.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West