• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Sanguisorba hakusanensis 'Lilac Squirrel'

Korean burnet 'Lilac Squirrel'

  • Other common names Korean burnet 'Lilac Squirrel'

  • Synonyms Sanguisorba obtusa 'Lilac Squirrel'

  • Family Rosaceae

  • Genus Sanguisorba are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with attractive, pinnate leaves and branched stems bearing terminal spikes of small fluffy flowers with conspicuous stamens

  • Details 'Lilac Squirrel' is a herbaceous perennial to about 1m, with a mat-forming, running rootstock. The foliage is blue-green with rounded, wavy-edged leaflets and the flowers, produced from midsummer to early autumn, are pinkish-purple, fluffy, hanging, squirrel tails

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Clay, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out; best in full sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by division in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Prairie Planting Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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