Blooming in late spring and early summer, this variety is earlier to flower than other sanguisorbas, with long stems tipped with cylindrical bottlebrush spikes of deep maroon flowers, which hover over attractive mounds of lacy, feathery, rose-like foliage.This rabbit-resistant plant from British Columbia to Alaska, has seed heads which retain their colour so do not cut them down until early spring.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Alaskan Burnet, Red Burnet, Red Bottlebrush