Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder' – Ballyrobert Gardens
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Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder'

Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder'

£4.99


About this cultivar:

Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder' is derived from a Korean collection of Sanguisorba officinalis. This high-fashion Sanguisorba was selected by Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf for its deep ruby-red bobbles, perched on tall stiffer stems. Whether in the border or a meadow planting, a bouquet or frost-covered in the garden’s winter light, their distinctive silhouette inspires as much drama as a gathering thunderhead. A bluish green bed of pinnate foliage with toothed leaflets launches a strong floral display.

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: June, July, August, September
  • Other features: --
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 90 - 120 cm (3 - 4 ft) 
  • Spread: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, red
  • Goes well with: --

    About this genus:

    Sanguisorba is a genus of flowering plants in the rose family (Rosaceae) native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The common name is burnet.

    A profusion of dense and oblong, catkin-like blooms sway above decorative pinnate foliage, generating interest for months - the seed heads look great for months after they die and dry out. Happiest in a sunny to part-shade spot where the soil stays moist, put them where the catch the morning or evening sun for best effect