Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba (White Japanese Burnet) [20 Seeds]
Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, because germination can be slow and irregular, requiring some patience. The easiest approach is to surface-sow (do not cover) the seeds in a pot in fall to late winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can germinate when conditions are right in spring.
If you sow after February, give the pot an artificial chilling period of about a month.
It is possible that these seeds could germinate, though at a less than optimal percentage, if you sow them in warm, moist, bright conditions. But if you try that and no seedlings appear within 6 weeks or so, then try the artificial chilling period described above.
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White Japanese burnet (Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba or Sanguisorba tenuifolia ‘Alba’) produces nodding heads of tiny white flowers in late summer atop 5- to 7-foot-tall stems over non-creeping clumps of ferny green leaves that turn yellow in fall. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.
Please be aware that I collected these seeds from open-pollinated plants in my garden, and I also grow other color variants of this species, including purple (purpurea) and pink (rosea, I assume). I have never had seed from a white-flowered plant produce purple flowers, but I do occasionally find pink-flowered variants among seedlings from my Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba seeds.
Harvested in early September 2023. Each packet contains at least 20 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.
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