Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'
Other names: Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'
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
Toxicity: Any part of the plant may cause stomach discomfort if consumed.
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
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
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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I have a paeony Sarah Bernhardt with a problem: last year- and this- its leaves didn't open properly, but just stayed rolled up. There are no signs of mould/ blotchy patches. The flower buds didn't develop either. The one next door is fine, oddly. They are in a semi- shady position, not excessively dry/wet , which should be OK for a lactiflora.This isn't in the list of standard paeony diseases/ problems- can anyone help, please?
I have a bare root of this plant which is just starting to shoot. I am wondering if it is the right time to plant it? Would it have any chance in a container?
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