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  • Flowering Time
    • June
    • July
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • RHS Recommended
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Flowering Height
    • 95 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 2/3 Eyes
  • Colour
    • Pinks & Pastels

Paeonies Sarah Bernhardt

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Named after the much-admired French actress of the late 19th century who was often referred to as ‘The Divine Sarah’, Paeonia ‘Sarah Bernhard’ has an equally commanding presence, beauty, and grace. As famed as its namesake, this darling peony remains immensely popular. Multi-layered petticoats of rose-pink petals are rouged at the centre, accompanied by a delicate, honeyed scent. The beguiling fragrance of this variety will lure bees and butterflies to your garden, hence being included in the RHS ‘Plants for Pollinators’ scheme. Much beloved as a cut flower, the soft pastel hues of ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ make a dreamy addition to bouquet and arrangements.

Care Guide

Plant herbaceous Peonies in autumn or spring a sunny, well-drained location.  

Do not plant too deeply, the eyes should sit no more than 1.5cm below soil level once the ground has settled.  Plants should be spaced 60-90cm apart in the soil, depending on variety.

Fertile soil which is moist and free draining is best for Peonies.  Dig plenty of organic matter such as well-rotted manure into a trench or hole prior to planting bare roots.

Water newly planted Peonies in well but avoid overwatering thereafter.  Plants are long-lived and will naturally establish themselves in time, requiring very little care.

Cut stems and foliage back in late autumn. 

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