American Burnet - One of the last native flowers to bloom
|Sanguisorba candensis - photo by Jan Johnsen|
Do you have a slightly wet piece of ground? American Burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis) is an under-appreciated native perennial plant that might work for you! It is a fall bloomer that is still sporting its spikes of white fuzzy flowers in mid-October.
|American Burnet by Stefan Bloodworth|
Also called Canadian Burnet, it is common in the Eastern US and it is a large, graceful plant that is native to swamps and bogs but has a high degree of drought tolerance. It begins to bloom in and continues through the
It grows between 3 ft and 4 ft tall and is hardy from Zone 3 - 7.
|sanguisorba canadensis by Thomas Muller|
This plant is clump-forming and spreads through rhizomes. The abundant spikes of bottlebrush-like flowers attract bees and looks especially lovely on the edges of ponds and banks of streams. It looks great next to other tall autumn performers such as Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'.
|Helianthus Lemon Queen - photo by Kathy Diemer|
For a great post on other late fall bloomers go to A Garden For All - click here.
And if you would like to order Sanguisorba click here: Prairie Moon Nursery.