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Sanguisorba obtusa

Burnet

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourRich pink
  • Leaf ColourGreyish green

Description

Sanguisorba obtusa (Burnet). This species is a rhizomatous perennial with upright stems which are branched near the ends with grey-green leaves about 40cm each with crowded, elliptic leaflets. The flowers are rich pink in spikes and will bloom in late summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their bottlebrush-like flower spikes.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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 the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may damage young leaves.

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