Burnet

Sanguisorba obtusa

Burnet - Sanguisorba obtusa

Common Name: Burnet
Genus: Sanguisorba
Species: obtusa

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Small fluffy rich pink flowers are produced on short bottlebrush-like spikes from midsummer to early autumn. An attractive rhizomatous perennial with greyish green leaves that looks lovely planted in a herbaceous border. Burnets are great for naturalising in damp wildflower meadows or by water as they are happiest in a sunny spot where the soil stays moist.

  • Garden care: Divide plants in spring or autumn.

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