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Sanguisorba 'Blackthorn'


Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot

  • Petite herb with white-edged leaves
  • Rounded, red flower clusters hover above, like miniature lollipops
  • Good in herb gardens, next to ponds, or other damp areas

"Blackthorn" is a 1.2-meter-tall perennial herb. From late summer to mid-autumn, the leaves feature oval leaflets with jagged edges, and the rose-pink bottlebrush flowers are held on thin upright stems.

Uses: Beds, Bogs, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Herb Gardens, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Upright/Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or partial shade. Prefers well-drained soil that stays consistently moist--do not allow to dry out. Deadhead after flowering, if desired; may self-seed otherwise.

Common Name: Small Burnet, Dwarf Burnet
Plant Type: Perennial
Exposure: Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Garden Height: 6-10 Inches
Garden Spread: 10-15 Inches
Size Category: Short: 18 Inches or less
Deer Resistant: Yes
Pot Size: 5.25 Inch Square Pot