General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 5 feet (.6-1.5m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Japanese Burnet
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Poterium tenuifolium
  • Synonym: Sanguisorba tenuifolia

Photo Gallery

Date: 2013-08-29
A good see through plant.

Date: 2013-08-27
Used in a planting with Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'.
Location: z6a, Smith College Botanical Garden
Date: 2012-08-24
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-31
Location: Longwood Gardens, PA
Date: 2016-06-08
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-08-26
Location: western Oregon
Date: 2016-01-01
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