Sanguisorba is a genus we love a lot. It creates a wonderful feel of airiness and looseness in naturalistic plantings, and this tall, white burnet adds a wonderful airy feel, especially when grown en masse as the late-flowering spikes tend to appear one by one – and a mix of opened and unopened flowers looks fabulous. We grow it alongside the even taller, dark-red Sanguisorba ‘Cangshan Cranberry’, which we got from Graham Gough at Marchants Hardy Plants, the dark-pink S. menziesii and our own selection the red S. officinalis ‘Rock and Roll’. A winning combination.
Height 1.5m. Origin North America. Conditions Moist but well-drained soil; full sun to part shade. Hardiness RHS H7, USDA 4a-8b. Season of interest Summer to autumn.