Peony Red Sarah Bernhardt

Peony  PEE-uh-nee

Red Sarah Bernhardt: Red Sarah Bernhardt isn’t, contrary to what it’s name would imply, a red version of Sarah Bernhardt. In fact, this variety from China has almost no similarities to Sarah Bernhardt at all. It’s not even red, but purple and cerise colored. It has large flowers that bloom beautifully, when cut at the right stage of maturity, which is a unique attribute for a peony of this color. Peonies are long lived and low maintenance.

Zone 3

Full Sun to Part Shade

Height: 2-3’/Spread: 2-3′

Late Spring – Early Summer

Size Available: 2 Gallon


Peony Red Sarah Bernhardt


Peony  PEE-uh-nee

Peonies are perennial garden classics, loved throughout the world for their extravagant, early summer blossoms. They are dependable, incredibly long-lived plants and will bloom for generations with little attention. As cut flowers, peonies have no rivals. Alone or in mixed bouquets, they have an elegant natural beauty and a delicate, unforgettable perfume. Peonies are sun-lovers and perform best when they get at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. The more sun they get, the better they’ll bloom, so plant your peonies in the sunniest location possible.

Peonies should be planted in well-drained, fertile soil with a neutral to slight alkaline pH. Over time, they will develop a large root system and become difficult to move. Take time to site your peonies in a place where they can grow happily for many years. Once established, the plants are relatively drought resistant.