Pimpinella major - Greater Burnet-saxifrage


Minimum Quantity: 1g

Maximum Quantity: 10g

Seeds per gram: 410


  • £ / 1g : £ 3.00
  • £ / 10g : £ 10.00
  • £ / 100g : £  —
  • £ / 1,000g : £  —
  • £ / 10,000g : £  —
Quantity (grams)
1 - 9
£3.00 per gram
£1.00 per gram
× Pimpinella major - Greater Burnet-saxifrage


Greater burnet-saxifrage is a tall grassland perennial similar in appearance to Burnet-saxifrage but differing in the following features. As the name suggest it is a bigger plant growing to about 1m compared to about 70cm for Burnet-saxifrage. The stem is hollow and strongly grooved; in Burnet saxifrage it is almost solid and slightly grooved. The pinnate basal leaves end in a three lobed leaflet not three separate leaves. The flowering umbels, which are in bloom from July to September, can be white or pink.

Habitat Information

Greater burnet-saxifrage is a grassland perennial of chalk and limestone soils and occasionally on clays. It is a plant of taller, coarser vegetation than Burnet-saxifrage and is found on roadsides, hedge banks, woodland edges and similar locations.

Growing Information

In common with other Apiacae (carrot family) seed requires a period of chilling to break dormancy. It must therefore be sown in the autumn.