These plants grow from creeping rhizomes. Leaves are divided featherwise into toothed, oval or roundish leaflets. Small flowers are carried in dense, feathery spikes resembling small bottlebrush (Callistemon) blossoms. Often sold as Poterium.Sanguisorba minor
From Europe, western Asia. Can reach 1 1/2 ft. high and wide but is usually kept clipped to a few inches to maintain a fresh supply of new foliage. Leaves have a mild cucumber flavor and are used in salads, soups, cool drinks. Can be used as an edging for border or herb garden. If not sheared too low, bears roundish, inch-long clusters of red flowers late spring to midsummer.
Native to Japan. Grows to4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, withgrayish green leaves and pinkflower spikes to 4 in. tall insummer. Evergreen in mild-winterregions.
Native to Japan, China. Compact, slow grower to 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide. Glossy rich green leaves to 3&...
Low growing, spreading, to 2–5 in. high and 12–16 in. wide. Small yellow flowers resembling nemesia bl...
Native to southern states. Vigorous, woody vine climbs to a possible 60 ft. by tendrils and holdfast d...