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Family: RosaceaeMain Season: AutumnFlower Colour: RedLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 1.8m to 2.4m (6' to 8')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 9cm
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A strong, upright Korean collection with short spikes of burgundy flowers on wiry stems to 2m. Late summer flowering. Good soil in sun.
Sanguisorba officinalis makes an excellent addition to the herbaceous border and these tall forms are very good at giving airy height to a boarder without taking up much space or blocking the view. They are also widely used in modern naturalistic style meadow plantings and very formal gardens combined with airy grasses and clipped evergreen hedges.
Easy and very hardy all that they require is a good soil that doesn't dry out too much in summer. Adding compost or rotted manure as a mulch in autumn will really help if you have a poor soil.
Marshmallow. Clumps of upright stems clad with grayish leaves and topped with spires of palest pink flowers with darker middles in summer. 2.4m.
Betonica officinalis 'Hummelo'£4.50
AGM Neat clumps of glossy green foliage and short spikes of bright reddish-purple flowers in summer. Compact plants for the front of the border. Average soil in sun. 25cm.
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba 'Korean Snow'£5.00
An excellent tall, elegant form collected in Korea. Snowy white caterpiller-like flowers on wiry stems to 1.5m. Best in good soil in full sun.