Sanguisorba are perennials with attractive, pinnate leaves and branched stems bearing terminal spikes of small fluffy bottlebrush-like flowers. Good in flower borders with ornamental grasses or in a prairie planting. Happiest in a sunny border where the soil stays moist.
S. hakusanensis has purple-pink arching bottle-brush flowers on long slender stems up to 60 cm. Easy to grow.