American burnet

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
Family Rosaceae
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)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate

Average Flowering Time