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Sanguisorba

Sanguisorba spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Sanguisorba Overview

This genus has around 26 hardy, perennial species which produce fluffy, usually purple-pink, bottlebrush-like, terminal flowering spikes. Flowers lack petals, have long silky stamens and may sometimes be white. Commonly called burnet, these are found in damp meadow habitats and dry grassy and rocky habitats across temperate climates in the Northern Hemisphere. Foliage is alternately arranged, with toothed, veined leaflets in a pinnate structure.

Common problems with Sanguisorba

How to propagate Sanguisorba

Division

You can propagate by division in the spring.

Seed

Seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Sanguisorba

Grown for their bottlebrush-like flower spikes.