Sanguisorba officinalis - Great Burnet 9cm pot
A popular plant for naturalistic plantings and absolutely one of my most favourite and versatile perennials in the garden. A winter dormant, fully hardy, long-lived perennial. Forms clumps of attractive pinnate foliage that appears in early spring from a series of small tap roots in the centre. In summer many upright, branched flower stems appear, each topped with long-lasting attractive deep red bobble-like flowers, that work really well with all sorts of perennials, grasses and small shrubs. Flowering continues into autumn. Full sun to part shade, and does best in a moisture-retentive soil, or give it a weekly water during the summer. Flowering size 80-150cm high x 30-50cm wide. 9cm pot.