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Sanguisorba obtusa 'Alba'


Sanguisorba obtusa 'Alba' is an unpretentious beauty with long, curving, pipe cleaner-like blooms that sway above attractive pinnate foliage.

Sanguisorba obtusa 'Alba' has a profusion of long, curving, pipe cleaner-like blooms that arch and sway above pinnate foliage with serrated edges. An unpretentious beauty, the seed heads look great for months after the fluffy parts die and dry out. These will form a two foot tall and wide clump happiest in a sunny to part-shade spot where the soil stays moist.

Common Name: Burnet

Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wetlands.


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

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