Burnet 'Little Angel' is more little colorful harlequin or clown for rock garden or front of a smaller flower bed.
Small plant, reaching height only 4/8" (w/wo flowers) and 10-15" of width. Maroon red oval clusters of flowers early June to early July, later fade to pale tones.
Full sun, half shade, adaptable to soil types with average moisture to medium-moist or moist soil. Plants is only moderately drought tolerant, because it originates on moist meadows.
Plants are longer-lived and creme-white variegation is stable.
Hardy in zones 4 to 8.
Deer and rabbit resistant, attracts pollinators.
Sanquisorba officinalis var. minor is native to western or north western part of USA, but this selection comes from Japan, where it was popular longer time ago. And quite recently brought to Netherlands and later to USA by plantsman Luc Klinkhamer from Osco Garden (Tokio).
This is true miniature, so plant without big impact on garden, but as interesting small detail in adequate sized area - it has to planted on the edges, front of the beds of smaller beds, or even better in bigger trough or rock gardens, that are not dry.
In flower bed combine 'Little Angel' with smaller plants like shorter cultivars of Achillea millefolium, Amsonia 'Blue Ice', shorte Aquilegia, Aruncus aeathusifolius, Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila' (half-shade), Chrysogonum, Dicentra (in half shade), short Echinacea hybrids, Coreopsis verticillata, C. auriculata 'Nana', Geum, Helianthus 'Low Down', Helleborus, Heuchera and small Hosta (in half shade), geranium, Lysimachia lanceolata var. purpurea, medium sized Phlox hybrids ('Rose Bouquet' etc.), Polemoium (half shade), Sedum telephium, Stachys 'Humello' or Tradescantia.
Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
Picture copyright : 1 - Luc Klinhamer, 2 - Walter's Gardens