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  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

~ Sanguisorba canadensis, Canada Burnet

Sanguisorba canadensis

Canada Burnet

  • Average to high moisture, peaty soils 
  • Full Sun
  • 2’ to 6’ tall 1’ to 3’ wide 
  • Late Summer Blooms
  • Thrives in high moisture ecosystems but also adapts reasonably well to garden and meadow ecosystems. 
  • This range of this very showy species extends from Quebec east and doesn’t historically include Ontario.

In the relatively sandy soil, dryish areas that these are planted at my place they grow to around 2’ in height and are slow to spread. In their preferred conditions of high moisture availability and high organic matter soil they can reach 6’ in height. I suspect that they would roughly split the difference in a conventional garden setting.

The close-up photos are from the plants I tend, the larger patch is a photo by Laval University via Wikimedia Commons 

Prairie Moon has a fun and fanciful description of this species here https://www.prairiemoon.com/sanguisorba-canadensis-american-burnet-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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