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Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant' (Burnet)

Burnet 'Pink Elephant', 'Pink Elephant Burnet


Highly decorative with its profuse and attractive, lipstick-pink, bottlebrush flowers rising on tall slender stems, Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant' is a lovely addition to the garden. Attractive to butterflies and pollinators, the flowers bobble in the air and produce charming floating dots of color in the border. This Japanese Burnet features an equally beautiful foliage of intricately cut, light green leaves. A billowy see-through perennial that is perfect to add a transparent effect in the border and create a beautiful hazy tapestry.

  • Sanguisorba tenuifolia makes a lovely accent in beds, borders, cottage gardens, city gardens or naturalistic areas such as prairies and meadows. Very useful and adaptable in the garden, it is easy to grow, pest or disease-free, rabbit and deer resistant! Great for cutting too!
  • Reliable, this herbaceous perennial blooms profusely from midsummer to fall and grows in upright, bushy clumps, up to 3-5 ft. high (90-150 cm) and 2 ft. across (60 cm).
  • Enjoys full sun or part shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Cut foliage back after flowering is over.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Sanguisorba - Burnets
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
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, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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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 1 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Sanguisorba - Burnets
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
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, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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