Sanguisorba obtusa PINK FOX BRUSH –
Very neat clump forming plant with lovely bottle-brush like rose pink flowers in Spring/summer. Sanguisorba obtusa PINK FOX BRUSH is easily grown in a moist position and is a delightful plant not often seen in gardens. Hardy to frost.
Dainty fine foliage
Small leaflets make particularly fine and dainty foliage for such a very tall plant. So allowing the lacy “see through” look of Sanguisorba obtusa PINK FOX BRUSH.
Superb cut flowers
You can cut armloads of the frothy, airy stems, and the raspberry cones will last for ages in a vase.
Hardy & easy to grow
Sanguisorba obtusa PINK FOX BRUSH grows from a thick rhizome type root base, giving it the toughness to withstand set-backs and overcome difficulties.
Growing Sanguisorba obtusa PINK FOX BRUSH:
– Height with flowers: Upright strong stems to a minimum of approx. 90cm. A plant to really impress.
– Width: A graceful clump in an arching fountain shape from a narrower base averaging around 60cm.
– Position: Full Sun to Part Shade / Dappled Sun is all agreeable to unfussy Sanguisorba officinalis. Some afternoon shade could be appreciated in very hot areas.
Suitable for seaside gardens.
Hardy & easy to grow
– Soil: Sanguisorba officinalis is not at all fussy, and so will cope in all different soils, from sandy to clay and all between. Happily for gardeners with heavy and clay soils which can become quite wet in winter, it even thrives here.
Sanguisorba is not a hungry plant, so average garden soil is perfectly adequate, and heavy fertilizing should not be given.
It is unphased by soils on either the acid or alkaline (lime) side of neutral, and is particularly forgiving of soils with a high lime content.
– Frost: Extremely frost hardy, so it is capable of withstanding frosts to well below -15C.
– Care: Easy growing, low maintenance plant. Therefore the only real annual work is to cut the spent foliage clump back at the end of autumn to tidy up (or you can leave it to early spring if you wish).
In addition for the low maintenance gardener, Sanguisorba officinalis is usually untroubled by any pests and diseases.
– Growth: Hardy perennial clump.
– Beneficial for wildlife: The clouds of hundreds of flowers are very attractive to bees, butterflies and also moths. They are always buzzing busy gathering nectar.
– Fragrance: Sadly none – but it has no other sins.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Fortunately it is not particularly appealing to rabbits or deer.
Tasty kitchen herb
– Origin: Sanguisorba officinalis in its various forms occurs right across the northern hemisphere, including Asia, Europe, and North America. So indicating just what a hardy and adaptable plant Sanguisorba officinalis is.
– Edible kitchen uses: Sanguisorba officinalis has a long history of herbal and culinary use in Europe.
The young fresh leaves, with their cucumber-like flavour, have been used for centuries in salads, sandwiches and soups.
However herbalists usually warn against consuming Sanguisorba during pregnancy.