Peony Sarah Bernhardt

Peony Sarah Bernhardt

Description

Paeonia lactiflora "Sarah Bernhardt". A profusion of different shades of pink, highlighted with crimson touched petals in the centre of the full double flower.

Three to four flowers per stem extend the flowering period. Slightly fragrant. The large flowers require some support.

It is the most sold cut flower peony, and named after the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844 - 1923). Celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic for her role as Marguerite in La Dame aux Camelias, and as Cordelia in King Lear.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993.

Registered in 1906.

Peony Details

Lemoine Emile

Data sheet

Colour Palette
From pink to magenta
Flowering Period
From Week 5 | Late
Flower form
Double
Plant size
d| ↕︎ up to 90 cm | ↔︎ up to 90 cm
Fragrance
Softly scented
Flower Bud(s)
One main flower bud and plenty of sidebuds
Award
Award of Garden Merit Royal Horticultural Society
Ideal for
The cutting garden
Position & Soil
Sunny and airy - soil well worked and not soggy
Hardiness
Fully hardy -20ºC or depending on snow cover

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