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Dali Marble Burnet

Sanguisorba menziesii 'Dali Marble'

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Dali Marble Burnet (Sanguisorba menziesii 'Dali Marble') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Dali Marble Burnet flowers

Dali Marble Burnet flowers

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Dali Marble Burnet (Sanguisorba menziesii 'Dali Marble') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Dali Marble Burnet foliage

Dali Marble Burnet foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  30 inches

Flower Height:  4 feet

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Burnet


A hybrid of the burnet from the marble-rich area of Dali in southwest China, this tall, loose flowering bog plant produces magnificent bottle-brush like maroon flowers in summer over dazzling variegated blue-green toothed foliage; large yet open in habit

Ornamental Features

Dali Marble Burnet features airy spikes of indian red flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its attractive serrated oval leaves remain bluish-green in colour with distinctive white edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dali Marble Burnet is an open herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Dali Marble Burnet is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Dali Marble Burnet will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 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 moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. 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  Naturalizing  Bog 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

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