‘Sarah Bernhardt’ or not, that is the question!


The beautiful, highly scented peony was sold to me by a local, reputable nursery as Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’.

But is it?

I thought ‘Sarah B’ was a little lighter in colour.

Let me know what you think.

Author: Mike the Gardener

Freelance gardening writer, consultant and designer. Mike Palmer is a passionate and professional plantsman, offering services in garden writing, consultancy and garden design. Mike is also available for garden and plant related talks and presentations. Mike has been a professional horticulturalist for over fifteen years.

2 thoughts on “‘Sarah Bernhardt’ or not, that is the question!”

  1. Definitely not, Mike. Sarah is more apple blossom pink. Know the feeling…just found out that two roses I bought last year from very reputable rose breeders are not what they’re meant to be 😉


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