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Little Angel Dwarf Burnet

Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala 'Little Angel'

A charming dwarf plant with a dense mat of deep green and creamy white variegation topped by thin stems with delightful oval, ruby-red flower clusters in summer and fall. Excellent for rain gardens, streamsides, and at the front of a moist border. A great container plant. An herbaceous perennial.
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Keep soil moist to wet.


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Botanical Pronunciationsan-GWIS-or-ba oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss my-kro-SEF-uh-luh
LoreLittle Angel is noted for its stable variegation. S. officinalis foliage has been utilized for its medicinal properties.
Average Size at MaturityForms foliage mat 4 in. tall, 15 in. wide; flower stems reach 7 in. tall.
Bloom TimeMidsummer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging, Groundcover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist to wet.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Hummingbird Mint (Agastache); Yarrow (Achillea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Sneezeweed (Helenium)

Provide average, moist but well-drained soil; best in moderately alkaline soils. Benefits from afternoon shade in hotter summer regions. Prefers moist or wet conditions, but once established will tolerate slightly drier soils. Spreads by rhizomes; grow in a contained area and promptly remove spent blooms to prevent unwanted spread.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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