Sanguisorba officinalis 'Little Angel'

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Details

An unusual, dwarf variegated form of our native Sanguisorba officinalis. Forms low mats of green and white leaves from which short stems of red burnet-like flowers appear in mid to late summer.

Flowers usually start out red and gradually turn dark chocolate brown. Happy in a range of soils from well drained to wet.

Sanguisorba officinalis has been used in traditional Chinese medicine where it is known by the name Di Yu. It is said to cool the blood, stop bleeding, clear heat, and heal wounds (Chinese Herbal Materia Medica by Dan Bensky).

Height and spread: 25cm x 45cm 

Common name(s): Dwarf Salad Burnet; Drumsticks; Maiden's Heads; Red Knobs

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.