- Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'
- Common name: Herbaceous peony
- Plant type: Perennial
- Features: Flowers
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.
Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter. They thrive in a well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.
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.
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Aspect: South facing, West facing
- Position in border: Middle
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
- Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist
Effects:Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested