Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: poor-to-average, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Flower colour: red
- Hardiness: fully hardy
One of Piet Oudolph's favourites. In spring, the deciduous, feathery, green foliage emerges and forms attractive groundcover, but it is the summer when the unusual red flowers top the slender, upright stems that it really becomes a head-turner. Perfect for prairie style planting schemes, as it looks right at home in a swaying sea of grasses.
- Garden care: Divide plants in spring or autumn
As the days shorten, the autumn sun sinks a little lower every day and begins to backlight the borders, picking up detail and silhouette. There’s plenty to enjoy and seed heads, in suitably autumnal shades of brown and silver take centre stage, often lastRead full article