Sanguisorba 'Red Buttons', also known as the Red Button Burnet, is a charming perennial plant celebrated for its distinctive and ornamental flower heads. This plant typically reaches a height of about 50-70 cm making it a suitable choice for borders and cottage gardens.
The foliage of Sanguisorba 'Red Buttons' comprises pinnate leaves, which form a low mound at the plant's base. These leaves are deep green, with a slightly glossy appearance and finely toothed margins.
The most striking feature of this plant is its flowers. The 'Red Buttons' variety produces numerous small, round flower heads that are bright red or deep burgundy. These tightly packed flower heads resemble small buttons and appear on slender, upright stems above the foliage. They bloom in mid to late summer and persist into the early fall, providing a long-lasting display of colour.
Sanguisorba 'Red Buttons' prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in moist, well-drained soil, but is quite drought tolerant when established. It is a low-maintenance plant, resistant to most pests and diseases. In addition to its use in gardens, it's also popular in floral arrangements for its unique texture and striking colour.