Sanguisorba officinalis Burnet

Available Spring 2024


The wine-red, bottlebrush flowers of Sanguisorba officinalis weave around other perennials and sway in the breeze on long, graceful stems. Also called "Burnet", this wildflower can bring whimsy to wildlife gardens, cottage gardens, and even floral arrangements.

Sanguisorba officinalis is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial native to many countries, including the United States. It thrives in moist, well-draining soil. It appreciates afternoon shade in warmer climates.

Sanguisorba officinalis Burnet will naturally self-sow. Deadhead the spent blooms to prevent self-sowing, or leave the seed heads on the plant for finches to enjoy.


  • Common Names: Burnet, Great Burnet
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to Average, Well-Draining
  • Height at Maturity: 36 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 36 inches
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.