Sanguisorba armena does flower, with deep reddish buds that open into fluffy white tails atop 3- to 4-foot-tall stems in summer. The foliage is really the star feature on this burnet, though: With its powder blue, serrated leaflets, it looks very much like Melianthus major, particularly early in the growing season. Like some other species, S. armena can eventually spread to form broad patches, so you may not want to put it in a formal border, but its terrific where you can let it spread and enjoy the foliage effect. I only wish it were more generous with seeds: There’s a lot of chaff but very few good seeds, and it takes ages to separate them out, but I figure it’s worth it to make them available to other foliage-lovers. Full sun to light shade; soil that is on the moist side is best. Perennial; Zones 4 to 9.
Collected in August 2022. Each packet contains at least 12 seeds. One packet per customer.
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