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Sanguisorba menziesii
Sanguisorba menziesii
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Sanguisorba menziesii

Alaskan Burnet

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.468.790

The ornamental Burnet or Bottlebrush are just beginning to be used here in North American gardens. This Alaskan native is ideal for the middle of a sunny border, or in containers. Plants form a low mound of lacy grey-green leaves, bearing bottlebrush spikes of deep maroon flowers in summer. Nice for cutting. Plants prefer a moist site. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Cut foliage back if it gets tired-looking after blooming.

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Sanguisorba menziesii

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate