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Small Burnet Seeds

Sanguisorba minor

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this plant needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes 2-3 weeks. The seeds can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in spring. Keep seedlings lightly moist, and transplant them as soon as they have developed several leaves.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established; this plant grows best in moist soil. Seedlings grow rather slowly, usually flowering by their second year. Though they prefer moist soil, mature plants tolerate drought as well as poor soil. This plant will self-seed unless cut back after flowering has finished.

Harvesting: For use in salad or as an herb, choose young leaves. For the best flavor, harvest them in the morning before the dew has dried. Use when fresh, since the flavor does not remain in dried leaves.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season the flowers will mature into a dark, dry seed head. Remove the seed heads as soon as they have matured, and spread them out to dry away from direct sunlight. Rub them lightly to separate the seed from the stem, and store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Sanguisorba minor

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 11,300

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 18 Inches

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XL Mylar Packet (~200 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $4.80 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $7.20 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $18.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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This well-loved plant has been used as a salad herb and garnish for centuries; its flavor has hints of cucumber and mint. Francis Bacon wrote of it as a popular choice for planting near garden pathways “to perfume the air most delightfully, being trodden on and crushed.” The genus name “Sanguisorba” comes from the Latin words for “to stanch blood,” referring to the plant’s reputed ability to stop bleeding. The common name “burnet” comes from the Latin word for dark brown.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this plant needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes 2-3 weeks. The seeds can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in spring. Keep seedlings lightly moist, and transplant them as soon as they have developed several leaves.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established; this plant grows best in moist soil. Seedlings grow rather slowly, usually flowering by their second year. Though they prefer moist soil, mature plants tolerate drought as well as poor soil. This plant will self-seed unless cut back after flowering has finished.

Harvesting: For use in salad or as an herb, choose young leaves. For the best flavor, harvest them in the morning before the dew has dried. Use when fresh, since the flavor does not remain in dried leaves.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season the flowers will mature into a dark, dry seed head. Remove the seed heads as soon as they have matured, and spread them out to dry away from direct sunlight. Rub them lightly to separate the seed from the stem, and store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Sanguisorba minor

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 11,300

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 18 Inches

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