Burnet

Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder'

Burnet - Sanguisorba officinalis  'Red Thunder'

Common Name: Burnet
Genus: Sanguisorba
Species: officinalis
Cultivar: 'Red Thunder'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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

One of Piet Oudolph's favourites. In spring the deciduous feathery green foliage emerges and forms attractive groundcover but it is in the summer when the unusual red flowers top the slender upright stems that it really becomes a head-turner. Perfect for prairie style planting schemes as it looks right at home in a swaying sea of grasses.

  • Garden care: Divide plants in spring or autumn


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