Sanguisorba tenuifolia alba (Japanese Burnet) seeds
Lovely white form of Burnet as opposed to the more commonly grown red burnets. Forms clumps of attractive ferny foliage from which rise wiry stems topped with drooping, white, catkin like flowers. Lovely grown with grasses or as a feature plant amongst lower growing plants. Great for flower arrangements either fresh or dried.
Flowers: July to September
Position: Sun or semi shade
Packet of 30 seeds
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year except mid summer as too much heat can cause the seedlings to become leggy and weak.
Sow on the surface of a moist, free-draining seed compost but do not cover the seed. Propagate at 10 to 15C, either indoors or outside, covering the container with a clear lid/bag to prevent the compost drying out too quickly. Germination should begin to take place in 30 to 60 days. As soon as some of the seedlings begin to emerge, increase ventilation by opening the cover/bag. Keep the compost moist but take care not to over-water. If after 60 days, the seeds have not germinated, they may benefit from a cold spell of 2-5C for 2-4 weeks.
Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on, shaded lightly from direct sunlight and when large enough to handle, pot up individually into 8 or 9cm pots. When large enough, plant out into well-drained soil in a sunny position.