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Pink Sarah Bernhardt Peony

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 30 - 36 Inches
  • Mature Spread 30 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

The “Sarah Bernhardt” Peony, Paeonia Sarah Bernhardt, is a beloved peony worldwide, with large double ruffles in vivid rose-pink. It is as well-known for its captivating aroma as it is for its size. Sarah Bernhardt’s are tall-growing, between 30-36 inches, with compacted stems that hold glorious, round buds that blossom into mammoth showy flowers by late May. They are favorite cut flowers, and like their namesake, legendary stage actress Sarah Bernhardt, these peonies will not soon be forgotten.

Like all peonies, this one is deer and rabbit resistant, cold hardy and very long-lived. Some plants live for over a century. Sarah Bernhardt buds secrete a sweet nectar that attracts pollinators of all kinds and are a favorite of bees. An added bonus is that the peony foliage remains a beautiful shade of deep green, even after the flower has bloomed. They are low-maintenance flowers that require minimal effort to create lovely, elegant blooms.

Pink Sarah Bernhardt Peony Care

Sarah Bernhardt Peonies should be planted in the fall in areas where they will receive sun or partial shade. Before planting, the soil should be alkaline and enriched with compost and high-phosphorus fertilizer, especially heavy soils. Tubers should be set 1 to 2 inches below the surface of the soil with the buds pointing upward. It is important to keep the soil evenly moist and well-drained after planting. Peonies need regular, deep watering, especially during hot summer months. Be sure to support your Sarah Bernhardt peonies to prevent their heavy heads from drooping.

Sarah Bernhardt Peonies should be deadheaded in the late spring. Additionally, it is important to remove fallen petals and blooms from the growing area. You should leave the stems and foliage until the fall to help nourish the plant for the following year. In the fall, after the foliage has started to die down, peonies should be cut to the ground after the first frost. In the spring, new growth will appear from the roots.

Pink Sarah Bernhardt Peony Spacing

Peonies produce gorgeous clumps that are perfect for mixed beds and borders. They also provide a beautiful green background to shorter spring bulbs and flowers. Peonies are great for mass plantings, and using them as cut flowers in bouquets and arrangements helps keep the plants healthy for decades to come.

Pink Sarah Bernhardt Peony Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 30 - 36 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Rose Pink
Bloom Period: Late May
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Deep Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Pink Sarah Bernhardt Peony
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1 Review - Pink Sarah Bernhardt Peony Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Marilyn Croft on May 2nd 2022

    They were shipped in mint condition, it was a gift.