Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: high
Soil Moisture: wet
Soil Description: rich
Bloom Time: July, August, September, October
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6
Additional Tags: bog plant, clumping, colonizing, naturalizing, pond margin plant, rare, swamp plant
Pricing & Availability
Sanguisorba canadensisAlso known as:
Sanguisorba sitchensis, Sanguisorba stipulata
Sanguisorba canadensis is a striking, freshwater wetland plant that belongs to the rose family. It has attractive compound leaves comprised of saw-toothed leaflets. The stems can grow to a height of 6 feet or more, and are topped with bottlebrush-shaped spikes of white flower clusters.
Native to the cooler regions of the east and west coasts of North America, this rare plant is found growing in swamps, wetlands and occasionally in wet meadows. Canada burnet prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade. An attractive focal point for pond margins, low wet areas and wet meadows. It should be planted in rich, wet or even mucky soil. A late summer bloomer from July to October. Zones 4-6
Best propagated by division or cuttings. Collected seeds will require a period of cold stratification and should be germinated in a consistently moist, but not wet, potting medium.
The botanical name of this genus is due to its reputed ability to stop bleeding, and is derived from Latin meaning: to absorb blood.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: IL, IN, KY, RI, TN
- Threatened: GA, ME, MD, MI
|Species||Sanguisorba canadensis||Canada burnet|