Oriental burnet

Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant'

Oriental burnet - Sanguisorba tenuifolia  'Pink Elephant'

Common Name: Oriental burnet
Genus: Sanguisorba
Species: tenuifolia
Cultivar: 'Pink Elephant'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to July

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

A tall and elegant burnet with pinkish-red usually nodding flowerheads that open from the top downwards. These seem to gracefully sway above the clumps of decorative foliage from mid summer to early autumn. The lacy green foliage has distinctive slender leaflets that are notched at the edges and these often take on colourful tints in autumn. They are great plants for adding vertical interest to the garden.

  • Garden care: Cut down spent flower heads in early spring. Divide congested plants in spring or autumn.


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