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Japanese Bottlebrush

SKU: 85201

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  • Light

    Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Size

    #1 Plant
  • Zone

    4 to 9
  • Bloom Time

    Early to Late Summer
  • Height

  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Planter Friendly


A Perfect Plant for Borders, Containers, Naturalizing and More!

Suitable for prairie planting, naturalizing and wildlife, this unique, drought-tolerant plant takes very little maintenance. Feathery, brush-like spikes form on the thin, wiry stems that arch above the lacy, green leaves below. The light carmine-pink flower clusters have a unique look, giving the appearance of caterpillars perched on branches. Rabbit and insect pest resistant. Sanguisorba obtusa

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Japanese Bottlebrush
Jan 10, 2014  |  By Cathy Schwartz
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"This is the most unique plant I have in my garden. It is resistant to the rabbits that cause problems with many of my plants, and blooms all summer. I love them so much."


  • Botanical Name Sanguisorba obtusa
  • Form Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone 4-9
  • Flowering Time Early - Mid Summer;Mid - Late Summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun;Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Flower Color Light carmine
  • Flower Form Feathery, brushlike spikes
  • Foliage Type Lacy green leaves
  • Growth Rate Medium
  • Zones 4 to 9
  • Height/Habit 30-36"
  • Spread 18 - 24"
  • Planting Instructions Plant just below soil level and 18-24" apart
  • Soil Requirements Well drained
  • Will Tolerate Clay Soil;Loamy Soil;Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Not needed

Sweep into summer with Japanese Bottlebrush. Prepare to be blown away by their thick, feathery strands of flowers as they whimsically float atop graceful 30- to 36-inch tall stems. Resembling fuzzy caterpillars, the flowers' unique shape and soft, pettable texture are enhanced by their bold carmine pink hue, which will brighten up your garden throughout the summer.

To ensure their success, plant your bottle brush plants in the spring. Bury your plants just below the level of the soil, about 18 to 24 inches apart. These hardy, perennial flowers will grow in almost any sunny or partially shady area with well-drained clay, loamy or sandy soil. They thrive in hardiness zones 4 through 9 and are rabbit and insect resistant.

Use this Dutch-sourced strain of Sanguisorba obtusa to add some eclectic texture to back borders. Consider arranging them behind colourful carpets of irises or lilies, or plant them in containers and decorate porches and courtyards. They require almost no maintenance during their blooming season and will tolerate harsh droughts, which makes them an excellent option for mass planting in prairies and other dry, open spaces. Their long-lasting blooms are also great for naturalizing. Create a quirky pink paradise with Japanese Bottlebrush.

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