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White Bottlebrush

Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Alba'

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White Bottlebrush (Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Alba') at Plants Unlimited

White Bottlebrush

White Bottlebrush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Bottlebrush (Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Alba') at Plants Unlimited

White Bottlebrush

White Bottlebrush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  24 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Ornamental Burnet


Gaining popularity in North America, bottlebrush plants are lacy and full of white bottlebrush-like flowers thru summer that are ideal for cutting, held atop attractive compound leaves; a pretty addition to the garden

Ornamental Features

White Bottlebrush features airy spikes of white flowers at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. Its attractive textured narrow compound leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

White Bottlebrush is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Bottlebrush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

White Bottlebrush will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

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