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Sanguisorba obtusa - Maxim.

Common Name Japanese burnet
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp alpine meadows[187, 200].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Sanguisorba obtusa Japanese burnet


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Sanguisorba obtusa Japanese burnet
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Summary

Bloom Color: Purple. Main Bloom Time: Late summer. Form: Rounded.


Physical Characteristics

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Sanguisorba obtusa is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.6 m (2ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

S. hakuasanensis.

Habitats

 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[105]. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails[105].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a good moist soil that does not dry out in the summer, in sun or partial shade[187, 200]. Hardy to about -20°c[187]. A very ornamental plant[1].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Sanguisorba annuaPrairie Burnet11
Sanguisorba canadensisAmerican Great Burnet, Canadian burnet10
Sanguisorba menziesiiMenzies' burnet11
Sanguisorba minorSalad Burnet, Small burnet42
Sanguisorba officinalisGreat Burnet23
Sanguisorba stipulata 11
Sanguisorba tenuifolia 10

 

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