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botanical name:
Sanguisorba officinalis
Sanguisorba officinalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Great Burnet
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Clump forming perennial with mid-green leaves divided into oval leaflets and producing small, dense spikes of red-brown flowers, on tall stems from early summer to mid autumn.

cultivation:
Any reasonable, moist, well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Will grow in poor soils. Very hardy.

propagation:
From seed or by division in spring or autumn.

other notes:
Wildflower often found in damp grasslands.

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