Pimpinella major ‘Rosea’ (Burnet Saxifrage) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for gardeners who have experience with challenging perennial seeds, because they may require some patience and experimentation. The easiest approach is to surface-sow the seeds (just pressed into the growing medium) in early fall to late winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling (cold-moist) period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring. (Seeds from 2022 that I winter-sowed on December 25, 2022 started sprouting on April 8, 2023; your experience will likely vary.) Expect germination to be slow and erratic.

If you sow after February, give the sown pot an artificial chilling period of about a month.

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Pink burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella major ‘Rosea’) produces airy, soft pink umbels usually 2 to 3 feet tall over basal clumps of ferny, bright green leaves. Bloom period is usually June and July. This uncommon perennial is so charming in a cottage garden! Full sun to light shade.

As a side note: Most years, some sort of insect attacks the seeds of many of my plants that have umbel-form flowers (like Queen Anne’s lace, and this burnet saxifrage), making it very challenging to collect viable seeds. For some reason, that insect hasn’t appeared so far in 2022, and I was able to get beautiful, plump seeds.

2022-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in mid- or late summer 2023. At least 15 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.

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