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Red Sarah Bernhardt Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Red Sarah Bernhardt'

SKU
43564
Luscious, large, deep fuchsia-purple, bowl-shaped blooms on stout stems are excellent for dramatic cut flower arrangements. A rounded, upright form with lush dark green foliage backs the stunning, full-petaled, double flowers. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh lak-tee-FLOR-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 to 2 1/2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsViburnum (Viburnum); Catmint (Nepeta); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus)

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

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