Sanguisorba canadensis (American burnet) forms dense clumps of compound foliage, above which spikes of white flowers emerge in mid-summer to fall.
Unlike some of the more commonly cultivated red burnets, the unique white flower clusters of this native plant can have rather long spires and its flowering is very conspicuous. Spring foliage is very pretty with pink coloring. It’s symmetric leaves make interesting patterns.
|Botanical Name||Sanguisorba canadensis|
|Common Name||American burnet|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun|
|Season(s) of interest||summer, fall|
|Height and Spread||2-5ft x 2-3ft (50-150cm x 60-90cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators,|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||North Dark Plate|