Sarah Bernhardt is a stunning Lactiflora peony with very large double blooms that are dark rose-pink, edged slightly lighter with inconspicuous red edges on a few central petals. Its occasional golden yellow anthers in the collar add to its beauty. While its fragrance is agreeable, it is not particularly strong. This peony has medium height, strong stems, and good foliage. Sarah Bernhardt is highly popular and considered one of the best exhibition flowers, although it may be somewhat undependable in blooming and of no special value for garden decoration. Saunders considers it a very reliable and abundant bloomer, while Boyd finds it to be a very beautiful flower, albeit not reliable. Nonetheless, Sarah Bernhardt’s stunning appearance and popularity make it a must-have for any peony enthusiast.