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12/05/2013 at 20:16


 We have 2 of these plants growing however I habe no idea what they are! Can anyone help? 

12/05/2013 at 20:28

One of the burnets, salad burnet , sanguisorba minor probably

12/05/2013 at 20:31

I agree with Nut - it's salad burnet - delicious in salads or light creamy soups - I must grow some again 

12/05/2013 at 20:33

Giood idea. Mine seems to have disappeared though there aresome leaves that might be it mixed up withan ahcillea..

12/05/2013 at 20:40

We have a number of different Sanguisorba of different colours. These are mainly S. canadensis. I like them.

12/05/2013 at 21:38

Thanks guys! I find it quite amusing that it is almost the same as my second name  

google searched the name and that's definitely what we have. No idea where they came from, we didn't plant them, they just appeared. Maybe came in a wildflower seed  packet we got...? Glad I know what it is now though. 

12/05/2013 at 21:41

I think you need to alter your name to fit Kirsty. It's good when a nice non-invasive plant turns up unexpectedly

12/05/2013 at 21:43

Do those other sanguisorbas need much soil moisture Berghill? I like the look of them but don't have any permanently moist places (except during last summer).

13/05/2013 at 09:41

Well though the book says moist soil, I have to say that our soil is very well drained and we get only half the  national average rainfall. Our soil dries out very quickly. They seem to grow ok, perhaps not as tall as the book says, but they flower ok. Decent soil with a lot of humus should suit them.

13/05/2013 at 09:46

Thanks Berghill. I think I'll have to try some, they look just right for my garden

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