Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Bareroot
Item #44595
$26.95 $20.95
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Hardy to Zone 2

Note: Fall shipping for all Peony will be early-mid October.

Celebrating 100 years of gracing sunny gardens and elegant vases, Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt' is one of the classic Peonies that helped make this perennial a favorite from the foundation planting to the patio, the border to the vase! Gigantic 7- to 9-inch double blooms of luscious pink (occasionally flecked with raspberry) release an unforgettable fragrance, and the sun-loving plant is as easy to grow as a weed!

Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt' begins flowering in early summer and continues for several weeks. This plant reaches 3 feet tall, a nice size for any setting from the foundation to the patio garden.

'Sarah Bernhardt' was introduced in 1906 by the renowned French nursery Lemoine. Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt' establishes readily in moisture-retentive, well-drained soil enriched with organics and receiving full sun to light shade.

If you are new to the joy of peonies, let me enumerate some of their merits! First, they are exceptionally carefree once established. One of the longest-lived perennials, a single plant can last for generations.

Second, their phenol content makes them unappetizing to insects, rabbits, and even deer.

Third, they offer 3 seasons of color: reddish spring foliage, bright late spring and early summer blooms; and bronze or purple fall tones.

Fourth, they are equally suited for garden or vase, offering old-fashioned charm plus armloads of blooms. Very long-lived after cutting, the flowers can even be used as everlastings.

Peonies are a nice garden "bridge" plant, looking something like a perennial and something like a shrub. Set in front of large shrubs or trees, they make a big splash of color without occupying a lot of space.

Traditional companions to Peonies are spring-and summer-flowering bulbs, blue- and white-flowered perennials, flowering shrubs such as Azaleas, and ornamental grasses.

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Genus2 Paeonia
Species lactiflora
Variety 'Sarah Bernhardt'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 2 - 8
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 7 in - 9 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 08, 2012

A great, dependable peony

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've had 'Sarah Bernhardt' in my yard next to a 'Royal Star' magnolia for several years. This is a very dependable peony, perhaps not as fragrant as some, that I'd heartily recommend.

Sam Brungardt from MN

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