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Sanguisorba officinalis

Greater burnet

Native to Asia, Europe & North America


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Showy dark red to purple-red flowers appear from May to June on these clump forming, rhizomatous low maintenance plants in full sun and average soils with medium moisture.  Interesting compound odd-pinate leaves remain clean throughout the growing season.  Flowers and young leaves are edible raw or cooked.


Height:

30-36 in

Spread:

24-36 in

Spacing:

24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Bloom Color:

Purple Red

Sanguisorba officinalis Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Naturalizing
  • Interesting Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Plants that work well with Sanguisorba officinalis ''

Tall verbena Tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis)