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Sarah Bernhardt Peony

Large, Fragrant Flowers
  • SKU: 02683
  • For each offer ordered, get one 2-3 eye bareroot
This item ships in Fall

Sarah Bernhardt Peony

A garden classic! Sarah Bernhardt's large pink flowers perfumes the late spring air with its sweet fragrance. Enjoy the showy, 6-in. flowers in the garden and cut-flower arrangements. Glossy green foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season. Peonies are long-lived perennials that have few pest and disease problems—and they're deer resistant. Plant several in a row to create a low-growing, low-maintenance hedge that never needs pruning. Or plant as a specimen plant in the sunny mixed perennial bed. Grows 24-30 in. tall with a 24-30 in. spread. Plant in full sun to partial shade. No. 1 root divisions with 2-3 eyes. Zones 3-8.
Product Details
  • FormHerbaceous perennial, upright.
  • LightFull sun to partial shade.
  • Height24 - 30 inches
  • Spread24 - 36 inches.
  • Spacing24 - 36 inches.
  • Zones3 - 8
  • FoliageGlossy, deep green foliage that is very attractive and ornamental throughout the growing season. The new growth in spring is burgundy colored and turns a soft yellow in the fall.
  • Flower FormLarge, double blooms with frothy petals.
  • ColorMedium pink blossoms.
  • BloomsLate spring to early summer for 2 - 3 weeks.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, humus enriched, moisture retentive slightly acidic soil.
  • Growth RateSlow first 1 - 2 years, thereafter growth is moderate when left undisturbed.
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems after flowering. Allow foliage to die back before cutting to the ground.
  • CommentsWidely cultivated by the Chinese for medicine, food, and as a garden plant. Introduced to Japan in the 8th Century and the early 19th Century into England and Europe. Flowers have a soft and fluffy appearance and they are carried on strong weather resistant stems. A heavy bloomer with beautiful foliage that is attractive throughout the growing season, making it an ideal companion for other perennials. Extremely hardy and care-free.
  • Botanical NamePaeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'
  • Size6 inch blossoms
  • DepthIt is very important to plant with the eye(s) 2 inches below the soil level. If they are planted too deeply, poor flowering will result.
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Shipping Schedule

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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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