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Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder' (Great Burnet)

Great Burnet 'Red Thunder', Greater Burnet 'Red Thunder', Greater Salad Burnet 'Red Thunder', Burnet Bloodwort 'Red Thunder', Sanguisorba 'Red Thunder'


Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder' (Great Burnet) is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial forming a neat mound of dark green leaves, each finely divided into oblong leaflets. Rich burgundy-red bottlebrush flowers appear atop slender stems from midsummer to fall. They weave through other perennials, adding color and life to the late summer garden. A majestic plant that is perfect for adding vertical interest and movement to sunny borders and prairie plantings.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 2 ft. wide (60 cm). Usually needs staking.
  • Performs best in full sun in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils that do not dry out. Give it afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
  • Makes a lovely accent in beds and borders, cottage gardens, or prairie plantings. Great for cutting.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by division in spring.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Sanguisorba - Burnets
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
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
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
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
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Sanguisorba - Burnets
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
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
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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