Sarah Bernhardt is part of the Peony genus and is a Common Peony variety. Its scientific name is Paeonia officinalis 'Sarah Bernhardt'. This variety has a Floral fragrance and typically grows to 10.0 cm (3.9 inches imperial) in diameter, blooming in the following colours: Flamingo pink and Rose pink and Charm pink. The mature flowers are of a Double form. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Red-brown. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Dark spring green and British racing green colour.
Very large, soft pink, fluffy, flower heads. Perennial with autumn colour in the foliage. It flowers in early summer.
Often has side buds adjacent to the main flower head
Typically, Sarah Bernhardt Common Peony is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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Sarah Bernhatdt will need staking to support the large flower heads
Peonies prefer not to be moved, but it can be done in the autumn if the plant is dug up very deeply so as not to disturb the tubers
Peony can be grown from seed, choose the dark bluish black, the red ones are infertile
Start off in 7cm pots in a cold frame, seeds germinate in the spring
Peony enjoy a sunny well drained position in the middle to the front of the borderEnsure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sarah Bernhardt is a hardy plant.
Peonies can be used as cut flower, cut as the bud is just opening.Expect harvests to start to occur in early summer.