Sanguisorba officinalis 'Morning Select'

Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Morning Select’

Great burnet

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in September

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  • Botanical name: Sanguisorba officinalis 'Morning Select'
  • Common name: Great burnet
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Great burnet, Sanguisorba officinalis, is a hardy, herbaceous perennial with a large native range, spanning much of the northern hemisphere, including the United Kingdom. The flowers are an oval, pom-pom shape and are extremely attractive to bees. In the wild they can be found growing in damp grasslands and meadows, and along the edges of lakes and rivers. The foliage is said to have a cucumber scent.

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Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Morning Select’ is a floriferous variety bearing rich red flowers from July to September on tall, branching stems. Further flowers can be encouraged by deadheading spent blooms. It’s perfect for growing in a moist spot as part of a mixed herbaceous border.

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For best results, grow Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Morning Select’ in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

How to grow Sanguisorba 'Morning Select'

  • Plant size

    1.8m height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Sanguisorba 'Morning Select' and wildlife

Sanguisorba 'Morning Select' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Sanguisorba 'Morning Select' poisonous?

Sanguisorba 'Morning Select' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Sanguisorba 'Morning Select'