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Sanguisorba menziesii (Menzies' burnet)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sanguisorba menziesii

Other names

Menzies' burnet

Genus

Sanguisorba Sanguisorba

Species

S. menziesii - S. menziesii is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with glaucous, scalloped foliage and tall stems bearing dense, oval flower spikes in crimson-maroon in summer and early autumn.


Sanguisorba menziesii is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Maroon in Summer; Maroon in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Silvery-grey in Summer; Dark-green, Silvery-grey in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering or leave seed heads for winter interest. Divide congested plants in spring or autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Sanguisorba menziesii (Menzies' burnet) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Prairie planting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in sun or partial shade in moderately fertile soil that is reliably moist. Site carefully as this plant can be invasive. May need staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Sanguisorba menziesii

Other names

Menzies' burnet

Genus

Sanguisorba Sanguisorba

Species

S. menziesii - S. menziesii is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with glaucous, scalloped foliage and tall stems bearing dense, oval flower spikes in crimson-maroon in summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Maroon in Summer; Maroon in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Silvery-grey in Summer; Dark-green, Silvery-grey in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering or leave seed heads for winter interest. Divide congested plants in spring or autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sanguisorba menziesii (Menzies' burnet) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Prairie planting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in sun or partial shade in moderately fertile soil that is reliably moist. Site carefully as this plant can be invasive. May need staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Sanguisorba menziesii

(12/08/2011)

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