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Any comments on these plants?

Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518

My wife has decided she wants some sanguisorba obtusa and phlox paniculata larissa.

Ive no experience of either, and can't remember these coming up in the forum so would appreciate if anyone has any comments on either (doesn't have to be the specific variety)?


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,828

    Sanguisorbas are lovely and great for attracting pollinators.  I've grown 2 or 3 forms before but donated so can't give exact names.

    Paniculata means cone-shaped so they'll be the ones with larger flower heads and probably quite tall plants.  Again I've grown these but not that particular variety.

    Both are perennials and a great addition to a border.  Look them on the RHS website for more details.

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  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518

    Thanks Obelixx, good to know she hasn't chosen anything completely obscure and challenging to grow ?

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,040

    Sanguisorbas are dead easy as Obelixx says. I have about hlalf a dozen forms of S.obtusa and S. canadensis.

    Phlox paniculata are a really nice border plant, usually though not always nicely scented. They do need a moister soil though, otherwise they get mildew.

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    sanguisorbas.did not prove hardy here in my garden in Scotland. Maybe I was just unlucky.

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