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Sanguisorba minor 'Little Angel'


Sanguisorba 'Little Angel' has cream and green foliage and masses of reddish flower heads.

Sanguisorba minor 'Little Angel' is a cute, dwarf burnet with masses of compact reddish flower heads from pink buds that sway in the air atop blue-green foliage with white edges. A form of the British native salad burnet, the edible leaves, best when young, lend a slightly nutty or cucumber flavour to salads, their serrated edges another layer of texture and interest.

Common Name: Dwarf Burnet

Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Native forms grow in wet grassy meadows and stream sides in serpentine, high pH soils in the Western US. This cultivar has been adapted to more moderate garden conditions but will likely suffer from extreme drought.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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