'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.
South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
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.
Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Clay, Loam, Chalk or Sand
Propagate by division in autumn or early spring
Remove dead flowers as they fade, then cut back plant after the foliage has died down in autumn
Can get leaf and bud eelworms and caterpillars
May be subject to a virus,honey fungus and peony wilt
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs or Cut Flowers