Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sanguisorba menziesii "Dali Marble" at Lovegrass Farm

Sanguisorba menziesii 'Dali Marble' (burnet) October 26, 2012 , Lovegrass Farm
Sanguisorba 'Dali Marble' with Miscanthus 'Huron Sunrise' in background
Sanguisorba at Sundown
We've had Sanguisorba menziesii "Dali marble" (burnet) at Lovegrass Farm for a few years now but this year I've come to love how it mixes with our grasses!  It has bottle brush like maroon flowers in late summer over variegated blue-green toothed foliage; a large plant, but open in habit.  It's not particular to soil type or ph. and is a long lived perennial.  It is said to prefer to grow in moist to wet soil and will even tolerate some standing water.  It does amazingly well in our dry sandy soil!
Sanguisorba 'Dali Marble' late October at Lovegrass Farm

Festuca mairei is in the immediate background in the above photo with Pennisetum 'Hameln' in the back.

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