About this cultivar:
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba is the white variation for the tenuifolia species which gives you slim nodding flower heads throughout the summer and slim nodding structure in the autumn. The specific epithet refers to the foliage - meaning slim leaved. I always think of the word tenuous. I wonder if it has the same classical roots!?!?
A see-through plant, looks great with the sun behind it. Nice with grasses too..
- 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: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 ft)
- Spread: 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 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