Sanguisorba tenuifolia

Here’s a delightful plant I had totally forgotten about: Sanguisorba tenuifolia. I think I grew from seed a year or two ago and slam dunked it into the front garden. But I couldn’t miss it when it started flowering.

Sanguisorba tenuifolia

The plant itself is unassuming. a smallish clump of what some catalogs ‘fern-like’ foliage. But then it throws up flower stalks (these are close to 6 feet tall) with pendulous white inflorescences dangling at the ends. The flower stalks are thin and blend in so that the floating flowers look like they’re suspended in thin air.

Sanguisorba tenuifolia

Surfing around looking for info, I see pictures of other S. tenufolias that look much different, with shorter flower stalks and upright flowers. Can anyone educate me on this?

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4 thoughts on “Sanguisorba tenuifolia”

  1. Craig, Not I although I would like some of that plant! Check out the Blithwold blog a few blogs back. Kris has a red Sanquisorba pictured and it is stunning also! Also, Kate from Kate Smudges had a blog on the red version. They might have further info.

  2. I remember seeing this once – and admiring it, although my garden is much, much to warm for it (unfortunately). Yours looks great.

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