Sanguisorba 'Tanna'

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Buy Sanguisorba 'Tanna' burnet: Elegant spires of red flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: poor-to-average, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Spires of dark red blooms appear above crimped, blue-grey foliage from summer through to autumn. A lovely, compact burnet, introduced from Japan, spreads slowly to form a 40cm wide mass. Though the flowers are stunning, this plant is often grown just for its interesting and attractive foliage. Excellent when combined with other textural plants, such as Hakenokhloa macra, Helleborus corsicus and Deschampsis cespitosa 'Goldtau'. An ideal plant for smaller gardens as it is more compact than other burnets and is happiest in a sunny spot where the soil stays moist.

  • Garden care: Divide plants in spring or autumn.

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Notes on Sanguisorba 'Tanna'

"Ideal for the cottage garden; perfect in a prairie planting scheme; excellent for extending livid colour into the autumn in the flower beds; bees and butterflies adore it, so a very good choice for the wildlife garden"

Delightful plant


Lovely healthy plant.




An Unusal Plant


An easy plant to add to the border as long as the soil is not too dry




Hardy Sanguisorba


I used this to fill a gap in a shady border. A hardy plant, which survived a hard winter, but has not grown as tall as indicated.

Potting shed Pat



Compact foliage and keeps on flowering


First year was a bit disappointing 2nd year lovely!, dead head the flowers and it keeps on flowering. Pretty at front next to Daisy Erigeron karvinskianus.





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Slug proof?


Hello, Sanguisorbas generally tend to be left alone by slugs - particularly if there is something else more palatable nearby.


Tall grasses and partners to gaze through in the autumn garden

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 last

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