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botanical name:
Sanguisorba officinalis
Sanguisorba officinalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Great Burnet
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Clump forming perennial with mid-green leaves divided into oval leaflets and producing small, dense spikes of red-brown flowers, on tall stems from early summer to mid autumn.

Any reasonable, moist, well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Will grow in poor soils. Very hardy.

From seed or by division in spring or autumn.

other notes:
Wildflower often found in damp grasslands.
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