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Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’
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Sanguisorba

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A profusion of dense and oblong, catkin-like blooms sway above decorative pinnate foliage, generating interest for months. Happiest in a sunny spot where the soil stays moist, these vigorous perennials offer contrasting clarity to the softer, less defined forms in the naturalized garden.

Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ full sun

Fluffy, decidedly feminine and pendulous, the 5 in. long squirrel tail blooms are draped like bodacious pink boas atop sparsely leafed sturdy stems. Loose fine textured filaments define the look-at-me flowers, while red-infused petioles and bold blue-green pinnate leaves further enhance the beguilement.

Size: 20"–2-1/2' high x 15"–18" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ (P-1857)
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