Herbaceous peonies are a well-deserved, popular choice for providing colour and drama to ornamental borders in late spring and early summer. They have large, often double flowers in whites, pinks and reds, and return year after year.
Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter. They thrive in a well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ bears enormous, fragrant, double flowers in rose pink, with a ruffles, white edge to the petals. The flower stems may need staking. It makes an excellent cut flower.