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Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. purpurea

Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. purpurea
purple burnet; oriental burnet

Common name purple burnet; oriental burnet
Family rosaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-7)
Flowers burgundy (summer)
Size 4'
Light sun-part shade

Another nice burnet. This one came to us from Point Phillip Perennials, and has pretty blue-green serrated leaves, with the bungundy bottlebrush flowers held high on wiry stalks.

Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. purpurea

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 70F (9%G, 11-17d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (16+%G, 12-21d)

I've never had luck or consistent results trying to germinate sanguisorba species. Any suggestions?

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