'SANGUISORBA' available from Avondale Nursery

SANGUISORBA

If you’re looking for a plant with interesting foliage, a neat growth habit and unusual flowers, with names such as ‘Stand Up Comedian’, ‘Pink Tickler’ and ‘Martin’s Mulberry’, how about Sanguisorba! Flowers range from white, through shades of pink to rich maroon, are held above tidy mounds of foliage, and resemble tiny drumsticks, catkins or fluffy squirrel tails.

With heights varying from 30cm to 180cm, they are useful for both front and back of the border. They’re not fussy about soil type, and prefer a moist but well drained site in full sun or part shade. Cut back to the base in autumn, and propagate by division in spring.

Visitors can see our collection of Sanguisorba throughout the summer, and there will be a map to help you find particular varieties in the garden.

SANGUISORBA 'All Time High'

SANGUISORBA 'All Time High'

Tall, upright plant with white drooping flowers. Sanguisorbas are a wonderful addition to a sunny border. Easy to grow and maintain. These plants are not for sale this year.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Ankum's Thums'

Tall stems are topped with rosy-pink catkins. Sun. Sanguisorbas are a wonderful addition to a sunny border. Easy to grow and maintain.

1.60m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Ankum's Thums'
SANGUISORBA 'Autumn Bliss'

SANGUISORBA 'Autumn Bliss'

Dark red upright flowers on tall erect stems, August to frosts. These plants are not for sale this year.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Autumn Red'

Latest to flower, with deep red short fingers on erect fine stems from September-November. Sun.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Autumn Red'
SANGUISORBA 'Beetlewings'

SANGUISORBA 'Beetlewings'

A shorter, new variety with carmine-red flowers July-August. Good for front of border. Plants not for sale this year.

70cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Blacksmith's Burgundy'

Fat, deep burgundy burrs on a tall narrow plant. Plants not for sale this year.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Blacksmith's Burgundy'
SANGUISORBA 'Blackthorn'

SANGUISORBA 'Blackthorn'

Long, deep pink flowers August-November. This plant is not for sale this year.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Burr Blanc'

Masses of white bobble flowers emerge from green buds. Chance seedling from Marchant's Hardy Plants. Plants not for sale this year.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Burr Blanc'
SANGUISORBA 'Candy Floss'

SANGUISORBA 'Candy Floss'

Our introduction in 2017! Strong grower, bolt upright, needs no staking. Bright candy-pink, broad fluffy flowers August-September, cleaner and fresher than other varieties, and repeat flowers!

1.50m £6.50

SANGUISORBA 'Cangshan Cranberry'

Rich burgundy flowers on thin reddish stems August to October.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Cangshan Cranberry'
SANGUISORBA 'CCC'

SANGUISORBA 'CCC'

Dark maroon bobbles on slender stems. Sun.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Foxtail'

Pink bottlebrush flowers. Sun.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Foxtail'
SANGUISORBA 'Ivory Towers'

SANGUISORBA 'Ivory Towers'

Formerly S. sp. Witt ex Engeland. One of my all-time favourite Sanguisorbas, deserves a proper name! Early, long-flowering white bottlebrushes all through the plant. Stands up in a gale!

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'John Coke'

Very similar to S. 'Korean Snow' but shorter. Foliage to 90cm, long green to white drooping furry catkins, August-September. These plants are not for sale this year.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'John Coke'
SANGUISORBA 'Joni'

SANGUISORBA 'Joni'

Maroon bobble flowers on tall stems. Much admired in our garden. These plants are not available this year.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Little Angel'

Low-growing carpet of white-edged green leaves, purple flowers July-September. Sun.

35cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Little Angel'
SANGUISORBA 'Miss Elly'

SANGUISORBA 'Miss Elly'

From Coen Jansen, a seeding from S. 'Lum', but flowers later for us. Red flowers. Not for sale this year.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Pink Brushes'

Large rose-pink bottlebrush flowers.

1.40m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Pink Brushes'
SANGUISORBA 'Pink September'

SANGUISORBA 'Pink September'

Bigger and better flowers than 'Big Pink'. Lots of stems closely grouped. Stands well. New in 2013 from us.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Pink Tanna'

Light pink bobble flowers from June-August, above a clump of slender branching stems. Prefers moist soil in a sunny spot.

80cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Pink Tanna'
SANGUISORBA 'Prim and Proper'

SANGUISORBA 'Prim and Proper'

Our introduction, a chance seedling found in our garden. A tidy, compact plant, upright red drumstick flowers on straight stems. Great for front of a sunny border!

60cm £6.50

SANGUISORBA 'Purple Tails'

Purple buds open to fuzzy pink droopy catkins. Sun.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Purple Tails'
SANGUISORBA 'Raspberry Coulis'

SANGUISORBA 'Raspberry Coulis'

Our introduction! Warm maroon drumstick flowers over a long season on upright stems. Quite special - this definitely deserved a name.

1.00m £6.50

SANGUISORBA 'Raspberry Mivvi'

Named by Marina Christopher. Watery-red flowers. None for sale this year.

1.40m £6.50

SANGUISORBA 'Raspberry Mivvi'
SANGUISORBA 'Red Busby'

SANGUISORBA 'Red Busby'

A recent tall introduction, with airy upright branching stems topped with large maroon burrs over a long season. A good name, and one of our top ten!

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Rock and Roll'

Pink flowers on slender stems. These plants are not for sale this year.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Rock and Roll'
SANGUISORBA 'Sangria'

SANGUISORBA 'Sangria'

One of the tallest Sanguisorba, this has maroon fingers on open branching stems July-August.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Sanguine Dwarf'

Short, neat variety, and red bobbles above. Sun.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Sanguine Dwarf'
SANGUISORBA 'Scapino'

SANGUISORBA 'Scapino'

From Sarastro Nursery in Austria, this has deep red catkins on tall open stems, which move gently in the breeze, July-September.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Skinny Fingers'

Our introduction. Tall, airy stems carry long, narrow, white pointy flowers touched with pink.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Skinny Fingers'
SANGUISORBA 'Swarm'

SANGUISORBA 'Swarm'

Masses of red flowers on a shorter plant

75cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Tall Tanna'

Similar to 'Tanna' but taller! Dark red bobbles in summer. Sun. Not available for sale this year.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Tall Tanna'
SANGUISORBA 'Tanna'

SANGUISORBA 'Tanna'

Deep ruby-red bobble flowerheads.

AGM 30cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Thistleton Gem'

Foliage to 120cm, tall branching stems bear white to dark cerise catkins from July. Newly planted, no plants for sale yet.

1.60m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Thistleton Gem'
SANGUISORBA 'Tully'

SANGUISORBA 'Tully'

Dark red bobbles on tall stems, later flowering. Not for sale this year.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'White Tails'

White catkins on tall stems. Sun.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'White Tails'
SANGUISORBA albiflora

SANGUISORBA albiflora

Spikes of white bottlebrush flowers midsummer. Any soil in sun. Plants not for sale this year.

75cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA applanata

Melianthus-like silver foliage, white flowers above, June-July.

40cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA applanata
SANGUISORBA armena

SANGUISORBA armena

Long silver-grey serrated leaves, white bottlebrush flowers midsummer on long stems. These plants are not for sale this year.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA canadensis

Tall red stems carry long white flowerheads from June.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA canadensis
SANGUISORBA caucasica

SANGUISORBA caucasica

Delicate glaucous grey leaves, short white flowers June-August.These plants are not for sale this year.

90cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA DJHC 535

Small maroon bobble flowers on tall narrow stems, grey-green foliage. These plants are not for sale this year.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA DJHC 535
SANGUISORBA hakusanensis 'Lilac Squirrel'

SANGUISORBA hakusanensis 'Lilac Squirrel'

Blue-grey foliage, long lilac to cerise-pink squirrel tails on outstretched stems, July-September. Everyone's favourite!

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA magnifica

Roundish grey-green leaves, makes a slow-growing clump. Cerise-pink to lighter pink fluffy bottlebrush flowers July-August on lax stems. Not available for sale this year.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA magnifica
SANGUISORBA menziesii 'Dali Marble'

SANGUISORBA menziesii 'Dali Marble'

Identical to S. officinalis 'Shiro-Fukurin' Cream-edged foliage to 75cm, early burgundy flowers June-September. Not a menziesii! These plants are not for sale this year.

90cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA menziesii 'Fathoms Deep'

Named by us last year, this has the deepest rich jade foliage, contrasting well with raspberry-red flowers from spring. One of the earliest-flowering Sanguisorbas. Plants not for sale this year.

45cm £6.50

SANGUISORBA menziesii 'Fathoms Deep'
SANGUISORBA menziesii 'Wake Up'

SANGUISORBA menziesii 'Wake Up'

Longer and fluffier maroon to pink tassles than S. menziesii. Flat blue-grey foliage. Flowers June-September. Not available for sale this year.

45cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa 'Chatto'

A compact grower, forms a low mound of silver leaves and spikes of white bottlebrush flowers in summer.

45cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa 'Chatto'
SANGUISORBA obtusa good form

SANGUISORBA obtusa good form

Lovely silver leaves, and bright pink bottlebrush flowers June-August. Sun.

50cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa white-flowered

Large white bottlebrushes over blue-green foliage. Plants not for sale this year.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA obtusa white-flowered
SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Arnhem'

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Arnhem'

Masses of egg-shaped maroon flowerheads over a long period. Creates an airy effect at back of the border. These plants are not for sale this year.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Crimson Queen'

Dark red flowers July-September. Not available for sale this year.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Crimson Queen'
SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Lum'

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Lum'

Dark red flowers early, May-June. Sun.

80cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Martin's Mulberry'

An improvement on 'Arnhem' - more upright, with maroon flowers.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Martin's Mulberry'
SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Morning Select'

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Morning Select'

Wiry stems topped with dark red bobbles. Plants not for sale this year.

80cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Red Buttons'

Introduced by Dove Cottage Nursery. Selected for its compact habit and long flowering time. Plum-coloured thimble flowers.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Red Buttons'
SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Red Thunder'

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Red Thunder'

Deep red flowers on wiry stems.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Shiro-fukurin'

Broad serrated leaves with a sparkling white edge. Burgundy flowers June-September. Plants not for sale this year.

90cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Shiro-fukurin'
SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Tsetseguun'

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Tsetseguun'

Deep maroon upright drumsticks from July. Slow-growing.

90cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis dark form

Very dark maroon burrs.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis dark form
SANGUISORBA sp. Witt ex. Engeland

SANGUISORBA sp. Witt ex. Engeland

Large greyish-green pinnate leaves, white bottlebrush flowers. Now named by us as Sanguisorba 'Ivory Towers'.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA species ex. Japan

From Cally Gardens. Smallish white catkins. Clump forming and dainty!

45cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA species ex. Japan
SANGUISORBA stipulata

SANGUISORBA stipulata

Catkins of dark maroon on light airy stems, over a long period. Plants not for sale this year.

90cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA stipulata var. rishirensis

Chunky white drooping catkins June-July. Identical to S. armena. These plants are not for sale this year.

1.30m £5.00

SANGUISORBA stipulata var. rishirensis
SANGUISORBA tenufolia var. alba 'Korean Snow'

SANGUISORBA tenufolia var. alba 'Korean Snow'

Tall, erect plant with white flowers July-October.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia

Tall stems bear long bottlebrushes of white, pink or purple. Plants not for sale this year.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Big Pink'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Big Pink'

Smothered with bright pink drooping catkins in August and September.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Bordeaux'

Deep wine-red lambstails on tall upright stems through summer. Sun. Not for sale this year.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Bordeaux'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Henk Gerritsen'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Henk Gerritsen'

Small red burrs on thin stems.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pieters'

Masses of red bobble flowers on slender stems through summer. Sun.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pieters'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant'

Good pink flowers.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pink Tickler'

Named by Stephen Rogers of Dove Cottage Nursery. Lots of small drooping pink flowers. These plants are not for sale this year.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pink Tickler'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Purpurea'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Purpurea'

Later flowering, with pinkish-purple blooms.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Stand Up Comedian'

Upright tall stems with white bottlebrush flowers. Not for sale this year.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Stand Up Comedian'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Strawberry Frost'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Strawberry Frost'

Our introduction! Distinctive, elegant foliage only to 60cm, then tall upright stems bear clean white catkin flowers dusted with strawberry-pink.

1.20m £7.50

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Sturdy Guard'

Strong form with rich purple-red flowers June-July. These plants are not for sale this year.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Sturdy Guard'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'The Invisible'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'The Invisible'

This variety is very upright, and has white drooping flowers. Sun. Not available for sale this year

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'White Elephant'

A selection from Blacksmith's Nursery. Flowers can start white before turning dark pink. Sun. Not available for sale this year.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'White Elephant'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'White Tanna'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'White Tanna'

Masses of white, pendant catkins June-August. Sun. Not available for sale this year.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia from Ernst Pagels

Grey-purple buds open to pinky-red flowers August-September. Sun.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia from Ernst Pagels
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. alba

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. alba

Narrow white drooping bottlebrush flowers more like catkins! Not for sale this year.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. parviflora

Similar to 'Alba' but with more attractive foliage.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. parviflora

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