Red Sarah Bernhardt Peony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Red Sarah Bernhardt'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pay-OHN-ee-uh lak-tee-FLOR-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 to 2 1/2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Rounded, Upright|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Exquisite Cut Flowers|
Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Prune foliage in fall. Needs little fertilization; an annual side dressing of organic compost is beneficial.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8