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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

Herbaceous peony

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in July

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Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'
  • Common name: Herbaceous peony
  • Family: Paeoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Herbaceous peonies are a well-deserved, popular choice for providing colour and drama to ornamental borders in late spring and early summer. They boast large, often double flowers in whites, pinks and reds, and return year after year.

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Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter. They thrive in a well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.

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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ bears enormous, fragrant, double flowers in rose pink, with a ruffles, white edge to the petals. Flower stems may need staking. It makes an excellent cut flower.

How to grow Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt' and wildlife

Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt' poisonous?

Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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