Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. 'Alba'

Oriental burnet

Tall, willowy and very elegant this is a plant for naturalistic styles of gardening. 

A fine accent plant amongst grasses and taller perennials such as Verbena and Rudbeckia. 

The foliage is fine and pinnate, forming tidy round clumps but the catkin like flower-heads are the real scene stealers rising high above on wiry stems. 

Despite this ethereal nature Sanguisorba are very tough surviving temperatures down to -20C. They like some moisture particularly whilst they establish and will flop in burning hot sun. They are not drought tolerant. A mulch in early spring is beneficial. 

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Rosaceae

Hardy perennial

H7

120cm 

60cm 

Mid green, feathery 

White 

Well drained 

Full sun

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