In summer the long, wiry, branched stems bear plenty of deep red flowers. The form is extremely ornamental and architectural. Plant Sanguisorba 'Red Thunder' in borders or beds, when combined with tall grasses, it is stunning, it is one of the famous Piet Oudolff's darling plants. It looks especially good with yellow tinged foliage.
The handsome, fine foliage of Sanguisorba 'Red Thunder' is soft green with a blue blush and opens low on the stem. The leaves, when crushed smell of cucumber.
Grow Sanguisorba 'Red Thunder' in a cottage garden for late season colour. Grow in full sun to semi shade in moderately fertile, to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish and keep moist in active growth. Protect new growth from slugs and snails.
Sanguisorba is commonly known as Burnet.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade