Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Peony - Paeonia lactiflora  'Sarah Bernhardt'

Common Name: Peony
Genus: Paeonia
Species: lactiflora
Cultivar: 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Enormous rose pink fragrant double summer flowers and mid green leaves. This magnificent late-flowering pale pink peony has been popular since the Edwardian era. To support the large flowers stake in spring using bamboo canes or metal link stakes. An excellent specimen plant for a partially sunny border.

Garden Care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure. Fungal diseases may occur in cool wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.


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