Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala 'Little Angel'

Dwarf Burnet

Plant Type:


Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala 'Little Angel' - Purchase 5 at a reduced price for each - cover some ground! An exquisite Dwarf Burnet with all dark green leaves exhibiting cream white margins. The variegation is stable. The mat of foliage grows only 4 inches tall and will gradually spread to 12 inches and broader. Leaflets are set upon a pinnate arrangement and grow densely from the crown. Squat maroon-pink bottle brushes in upright, oval globes set atop 7 to 12-inch stalks in late spring to early summer. What a sweetie! Though content in moist soil Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala 'Little Angel' will tolerate drier soil once established. The species appreciates a higher Ph so be sure to mix some dolomitic limestone in the planting hole. Part to full sun. Deer resistant. Useful as a front-of-the-border candidate, an edger, in the rock garden, a small scale ground covering element and would be lovely on a moist bank. If ordered in the autumn catalog these may arrive pruned for the long winter's nap. Established potted plant from division.


4 in


15 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala 'Little Angel'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Bank
  • Border
  • Edging
  • Small / Miniature
  • Rock Garden
  • Trough
  • Railroad Garden
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Calcareous


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division