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Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt' (Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
2.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
1.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity
Toxic - Any part of the plant may cause stomach discomfort if consumed.
Low
Toxicity

Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Other names: Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Genus: Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Sarah Bernhardt' _ 'Sarah Bernhardt' is an herbaceous perennial with large, fragrant, rose-pink double flowers with ruffled inner petals.


Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt' is: Deciduous

Flower: Pink in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Erect

Toxicity: Any part of the plant may cause stomach discomfort if consumed.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Caterpillars , Swift moth larvae

Specific diseases: Peony wilt , Honey fungus

General care

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt' (Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation: 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.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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