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


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, 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 period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring. 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.

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