Sarah Bernhardt Peony (Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt')
pay-OH-nee-ah 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Deciduous Perennial
Buy Sarah Bernhardt Peony
Size Notes Price Availability
#2 gallon Field $28.98
#3 gallon Field $24.95


About Peonies

If the Plant Kingdom had a Royal Family, Paoenia (Peony) might just be Queen.


Peonies rely on their somewhat fragile, very thin stems to support their frilly, absolutely breathtaking blooms. Form beats out function on these beauties, as they often need to be staked or hooped to remain upright under the sheer weight of their own gorgeousness. Oh, and did we mention that they smell divine?


Pro tip: notice an ant parade in your peony patch? No worries. Peony nectar is very sweet and these plants are usually quite revered by their hardworking subjects. After all, ants know a good queen when they see one! If you’d like to enjoy cut flowers without inviting an ant colony into your home, just cut right before a bud blooms - it should be about the size and firmness of a marshmallow and just starting to show color. Put it in water, wait a day or two, and enjoy ant-free beauty for up to a month straight.


  • Delightful floral smell
  • Beautiful, big, colorful blooms
  • Make great cut flowers



  • May need to be staked or hooped to remain upright during bloom time
  • Should be deadheaded after blooming



Plant Data

Mature Size 24 - 36 inches tall. 30 - inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Sun - Full Sun
Zones 3a - 8b (Usually hardy to -40° F)
Tags Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Container, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Edging, Formal Garden, Fragrant, Fragrant Flowers, Full Sun, Good for Accents, Good for Borders, Good for Butterfly Garden, Good for Cottage Garden, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Hedges, Good for Mass Planting, Good for Rock Garden, Low Maintenance, Non-Allergenic, Normal Soil, Partial Sun, Perennial, Prairie Garden, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers, Shrub, Tolerant of Moist Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Bloom Period Late Spring
Flower Color Pink /
Foliage Color

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Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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