Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Lemoine
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1906
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Late (week 6)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Dark rose-pink, edged a trifle lighter, with inconspicuous red edges on a few central petals, and an occasional golden yellow anther in the collar.
Needs support: No

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 33 - 35 inches
Plant Spread: 31 - 35 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: one child plant

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May 23, 2015

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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: May 4, 2014Love the color
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Location: At a nurseryDate: Jun 10, 2009 12:19 PM
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Location: Botanical Garden of Moscow State UniversityDate: 2010-06-12Photo courtesy of: Kor!An
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2009-06-07In my garden....
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Date: 2012-05-23
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Date: 2012-06-18
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Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2007-01-31Courtesy Peony Paradise
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Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 25, 2014 4:36 AM

This is a good peony for all climates, and especially for the South, because it blooms early before it gets too hot. By Mother's Day in May, these blooms are finished after giving a great early spring show. When the 95+ temps start, the foliage can get a little crispy, so in my zone 8a garden I plant lantana just behind this peony. By June, when the peony foliage is getting wilted, the lantana blooms and distracts the eye from the peony leaves. By mid to late summer the lantana actually covers the peony to shade it from the heat and the eye. In november, after frost kills the lantana, cut it back, and in spring the cycle will start over. This works even in a prominent front yard display.

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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on May 24, 2015 4:30 PM

I cut a bloom from 'Sarah B' to bring into the house this afternoon. The scent is intoxicating, sweet but not musky, a lovely floral perfume. My little row of peonies is getting too much shade this year (something I can correct with a little pruning of the willows on either side of the bed), but 'Sarah B' bloomed anyway! My neighbor has a peony growing very happily by her south-facing foundation... pretty sure it's also 'Sarah B', and it's huge this year, at least 4 feet across and covered with blooms!

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