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Sanguisorba canadensis

American great burnet

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Sanguisorba canadensis (American great burnet). This is a vigorous perennial which produces pinnate leaves which are fresh green and forms a clump about 45cm wide. The flowers are borne in masses of white blooms in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Canadian burnet, Burnet

Origin

Canada

Interest and use

Under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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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