This plant is one of Piet Oudolf’s favourites and features masses of tight, carmine burrs displayed on wiry stems creating a haze of colour that floats above other plants. Perfect for prairie style planting schemes where it contrasts beautifully with airy grasses which can be viewed through it’s almost transparent stems.
Goes well with:
Flowers - Anemone hupehensis Andrea Atkinson (windflower), Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ (plume thistle), Helenium (autumn daisy).
Grasses - Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ (switch grass).
Care of Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Red Buttons’
Clumps can be divided and re-planted in Spring or Autumn.
Pollen and nectar source for bees and hoverflies, nectar source for butterflies.
Height and spread: 1.2m Height, 0.6m Spread
Common name: Burnet
Position in the garden: Full sun or partial shade
Soil type: Poor to average, well drained soil
Flowering period: June to September
Hardiness: Fully hardy