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Sanguisorba hakusanensis (Korean Burnet)

Korean Burnet, Korean Mountain Burnet, Lilac Squirrel


Sanguisorba hakusanensis (Korean Burnet) is a charming herbaceous perennial forming a deciduous rosette of blue-green, deeply cut, wavy-edged leaves. From midsummer to early fall, the basal rosette is topped with 3 ft. tall (90 cm) flower wands adorned with long, fluffy, pendulous pinkish-purple squirrel tails. Bringing movement to the garden and nodding with the wind, Korean Burnet makes a statement in the landscape. It can be used to provide a backdrop to a herbaceous border or as a specimen to draw the eye and amaze the onlooker.

  • Grows in upright, bushy clumps, up to 36 in. high (90 cm) and 30 in. across (75 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to partial shade in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils that do not dry out.
  • Makes a lovely accent in beds and borders, prairie plantings or wildlife gardensGreat for cutting too!
  • Virtually pest and disease free
  • Propagate by division in spring or autumn.
  • Native to Korea and Japan.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Sanguisorba - Burnets
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Sanguisorba - Burnets
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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