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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Burnet

Genus of about 18 species of rhizomatous perennials, most occurring in damp meadows in temperate and cooler regions of the northern hemisphere.

UK natives are S. minor, salad burnet, to add a crisp, cucumber flavour to a salad or garnish a summer drink and S. officinalis. great burnet.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous perennials
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - bottlebrush-like flowers on leafy, wiry stems. Good for cut flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs
  • Place of origin - northern hemisphere.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - will not tolerate dry soil.

Buy Varieties of SANGUISORBA


SANGUISORBA menziesii  >

Commonly known as: Burnet.
Clump forming perennial with glaucous scalloped foliage and tall stems of dense oval flower spikes in crimson-maroon
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring

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