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Sanguisorba Genus

Burnet

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Sanguisorba genus (Burnet). There are about 18 species of rhizomatous perennials or small shrubs which have coarsely, ferny leaves. The flowerheads are small bottlebrushes.

Characteristics

Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their bottlebrush-like flower spikes.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy. They will prefer full sun or partial-shade with moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil that should not be allowed to dry out in summer.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may damage young leaves.

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