Burnet

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Sanguisorba menziesii
Common Name: Burnet
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: June to September
Height: 29-35 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: Red
Wildlife: Butterflies, Bees
Special Characteristics:
  • Clump forming
  • Deep red bottlebrush spikes are in bloom all summer long
  • Hardy for all types of soil but best where soil stays moist
  • Use for cut flowers
  • Divide in early spring or autumn
  • Deadhead to encourage further blooms
  • Cut foliage back after last bloom or leave seed heads for winter interest: Deer tolerant
  • Rabbit tolerant