3 years to reach maturity
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Great Burnet Overview
Sanguisorba officinalis is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial species in the rose family, Rosaceae. It forms compact clumps of pinnately divided foliage, comprised of rounded to oblong leaflets. Flowers are dark maroon red, they are arranged densely on rounded to oval-shaped flowering spikes. These appear from summer to early autumn. It has a clumping habit and fully hardy to below -20 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This deciduous species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Common problems with Great Burnet
How to propagate Great Burnet
Sow seed in spring or autumn.
Divide clumps in spring or autumn.
Special features of Great Burnet
Attracts useful insects
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