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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

Common names
  • Lilac Squirrel
  • Korean Burnet

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Location: Washington 8b
Date: 8/16/2021
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan.
Photo by KENPEI
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 1:18 AM concerning plant:
    "Sanguisorba hakusanensis or lilac squirrel is a Japanese native (the species name means "coming from Haku," a mountain in Japan). It is attractive in the garden for its long lasting pink-lavender, fuzzy arching "plumes", as well as its gray-green, heavily scalloped leaves. This flowering plant grows to about 30 inches tall when in flower and prefers full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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