Pimpinella

Pimpinella major 'Rosea'

Pimpinella - Pimpinella major  'Rosea'

Common Name: Pimpinella
Genus: Pimpinella
Species: major
Cultivar: 'Rosea'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

An unusual plant which adds a loose informality to early summer plantings. Flat heads of tiny flowers like a deep pink cow parsley or Queen Anne's Lace are held on stiff wiry stems where they will attract passing bees and butterflies. The leaves which are long and finely cut grow from the base of the plant so that the airy flowerheads are unecumbered by foliage. This perennial prefers a sunny position in a freely draining soil where it may happily naturalise and set seed.

  • Garden care: Dislikes a waterlogged soil. Divide congested plants in spring or autumn. Leave flower spikes to mature and self-seed to expand the group.