Plant Family / Sanguisorba - Burnets
Sanguisorba is a genus of around 30 species of hardy perennials, forming clumps of attractive, pinnate leaves and dense, feathery flower spikes that resemble small bottlebrush blossoms. Flower color ranges from white through to pink or red, including lovely light-lavender pinks and richest maroons. There are varieties in a range of heights for the front and back of the border and they look excellent when combined with grasses or prairie plants.
Valued for its profuse and attractive fluffy reddish-pink bottlebrush flowers, elegantly swaying in the breeze, and held by arching wiry stems above a handsome blue-green pinnate foliage, Sanguisorba obtusa, commonly known as Burnet, is more and more recognized as a very ornamental plant. No wonder!
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.