Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala 'Little Angel'
Little Angel Dwarf Burnet
Item #: 12733
Zones: 4a to 8b
Height: 7" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: Europe, United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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We have been absolutely thrilled with the performance of the dwarf Sanguisorba 'Little Angel' in our trials. Dutch plantsmen Luc Klinkhamer and Mr. Chang of Osco Gardens spotted this in 2009, growing in a Japanese nursery in the Aomori prefecture. Returning with it to Holland, it was given the name Sanguisorba 'Little Angel'. This unique rock garden-sized burnet forms a 4" tall x 15" wide clump of pinnate green leaves with a distinctive creamy border that lay flat on the ground. Unlike many earlier variegated sanguisorbas, the variegation pattern of Sanguisorba 'Little Angel' has been completely stable. Starting in early June, the dwarf clumps are topped with 7" tall spikes, each ending with a pinkie-sized burgundy tip. Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala is native to wet grassy meadows and streamsides in serpentine, high pH soils in the Western US. In the garden, Sanguisorba 'Little Angel' grows best in moist soils, but for us it's grown fine in all but the driest sites. Medicinally, Sanguisorba officinalis is used to reduce blood flow, heal burns, treat fevers, bleeding, diarrhea, peptic ulcers, eczema, and as an anti-fertility treatment. Do you really want to be without Sanguisorba 'Little Angel' in your garden?