Sanguisorba Arnhem creates a brilliant display in front of Stipa gigantea
Common names: Burnet. Member of the Rosaceae (Rose) family.
The large clumps and massed stems make a powerful statement in the border. The taller types are strong verticals as a highlight plant and the shorter ones give an intense patch of colour. They flower through the height of summer into autumn.
Great for bees.
Cut Flower Use:
Not tried but should be good.
Best in good soil and said to enjoy a good supply of moisture although they do pretty well in our dry soil.
Divide regularly as the root stocks become hard and difficult to split after several years.
We do ours from division (named varieties) or seed (species). Seed are sown in heat in early spring. Division can be done after flowering for summer flowering types and in early spring for autumn flowerers.
Pests and Diseases:
No specific problems. Not bothered by slugs and snails in our garden.
Previously known as Poterium. The name Sanguisorba comes from a belief that the plants had blood-stemming properties (saguis = blood, sorbere = stopping).
Tall (5ft / 150cm) stems creating a float, bobbing effect for the masses of red crimson flowers. Flowers for ages (June to late August)
Upright (rather than dangly) white flowers from June to late August. About 4ft tall.
Always reminds me of a feather boa in vivid lilac pink. One of the most head-turning flowers in our garden
About 3-4ft tall and flowering from early July.
Price £8.00 (1.5lt pot)
Great, shorter form - about 2ft 6in tall in flower. Quite vigorous but not a thug. In flower from early July through August. Ideal for the front of the border.
Price £6.00 (9cm pot)