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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Other names

Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Genus

Paeonia 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

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Caterpillars , Swift moth larvae Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Caterpillars , Swift moth larvae

Peony wilt , Honey fungus Peony wilt , Honey fungus

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Other names

Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

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

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Caterpillars , Swift moth larvae

Specific diseases

Peony wilt , Honey fungus

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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