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Sanguisorba ‘Little Angel’ – A Cutie for the Garden

Sanguisorba 'Little Angel'

You must know about Sanguisorba minor ‘Little Angel’, a relatively new perennial. It is a real cutie! I first saw it in Tammy Schmitt’s garden while visiting gardens with fellow bloggers last summer. I was enchanted and knew I had to have some in my garden.

Sanguisorba 'Little Angel'

Perfect for edging perennial borders, as an accent near pathways, as a specimen plant in rock gardens, and in containers, Sanguisorba minor ‘Little Angel’ shows off small, green leaves with irregular white edges. Unlike previous introductions of variegated sanguisorbas, the coloring of its foliage is stable, meaning the charming bi-colored leaves don’t revert to all green.

Sanguisorba 'Little Angel' - Flowers

In mid-summer, small, maroon, elongated globe-shaped flowers on 12-inch stems top the petite, but dense clumps of foliage – just 8 inches tall and a foot wide. Butterflies, bees and other pollinators are attracted to the flowers. Rabbits, however, leave plants alone.

Grow Sanguisorba minor ‘Little Angel’ is full sun to part shade in average to moist soil.

Sanguisorba 'Little Angel'

I am thankful Dutch plantsmen spotted this plant in a Japanese nursery in 2009, took it back to Holland and grew enough so we could all enjoy it in our gardens. It’s a winner!

Do you already grow Sanguisorba minor ‘Little Angel’? If so, do you love it, too?

Garden with me!

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