Proud Mary Burnet

Sanguisorba 'Proud Mary'

Typically a wild meadow plant, this compact selection is unique for its profusion of tall, delicate stems with dense, red, cylindrical flower clusters. Adds wonderful texture and color contrast to mixed perennial borders, and is a perfect addition to cut flower arrangements. Herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.


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Botanical Pronunciationsan-GWIS-or-ba
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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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