A profusion of oblong, catkin-like blooms resides above decorative pinnate foliage, generating interest for months. Happiest in a sunny spot where the soil stays moist, these hearty perennials offer contrasting clarity to the softer, less defined forms in the naturalized garden or a border.
Casting strong vertical accents and captivating close-up details, this must-have new cultivar bears long, antique-toned rosy red bobbles studded with soft-looking black-tipped stamens. Handsome pairs of notched matte-green leaves loosely ascend the staunch, branching, red-tinged flower stalks. ‘Blackthorn’s splendid, upright cylindrical blossoms beckon butterflies and plant lovers alike, while its steadfast lusty habit can mingle with other late bloomers such as Persicaria ‘Taurus’ and Pennisetum ‘Karley Rose’.
Size: 5' 0" – 6' 0" high x 2' 0" – 2-1/2' wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Sanguisorba ‘Cangshan Cranberry’
- Sanguisorba hakusanensis
- Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’
- Sanguisorba menziesii
- Sanguisorba obtusa
- Sanguisorba officinalis
- Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Chocolate Tip’
- Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Crimson Queen’
- Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Red Thunder’
- Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Tanna’
- Sanguisorba ‘Pink Tanna’
- Sanguisorba tenuifolia ‘Alba’