Great Burnet ‘Sanguisorba officinalis’

Distinctive oblong heads of tiny reddish-purple flowers. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine where it is known by the name Di Yu.

It is said to cool the blood, stop bleeding, clear heat, and heal wounds. Specifically, the root is used to stop bloody dysentery, nosebleeds, and is applied topically to treat burns and insect bites.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

All

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Moist but well-drained soil preferred. Full Sun or Partial Shade. Found usually in damp meadows or alongside rivers.

Attracts

Attracts a range of insects.

Flowering season

June – September

Flowering colour

Red/Purple

Eventual height

45cm-90cm

Species Type

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