Sanguisorba officinalis Burnet



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

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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.

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