General description

'Sarah Bernhardt' is an herbaceous perennial to 90cm with divided foliage, erect stems bearing fragrant, pale rose-pink double flowers 20cm in width, with ruffled inner petals.

Plant requirements

Sunlight

Full sun
Part shade

Aspect

South-facing, East-facing or West-facing

Sheltered

Cultivation

Best in a deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. May need support. Best to put in stakes with twine as the stems are growing in the early spring.

Soil

Moist but well-drained

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

Clay, Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or early spring

Maintenance

Pruning

Remove dead flowers as they fade, then cut back plant after the foliage has died down in autumn

Pests

Can get leaf and bud eelworms and caterpillars

Diseases

May be subject to a virus,honey fungus and peony wilt

Practical use

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs or Cut Flowers

Properties

Height
50 - 100 cm
Color
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Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy
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