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About This Plant...
Family:
Genus and species: Poterium sanguisorba
Plant type: perennial
Height and width: 18-24 inches high
Location and soil: sun; tolerates dry soil
Uses: fresh young leaves in salads, vegetables, and iced drinks
Propagation methods: seeds, division, and cuttings
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-10 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 8-10 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12-15 inches
Spacing between rows: 12-15 inches
Growing On...
Pests:
Diseases:
Harvest: use fresh leaves at any time
Growing tips: makes a good container plant; self-sows readily in garden


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