Saw-wort (Serratula tinctoria), packet of 20 seeds


Family: Aster (Asteraceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

(Dyer’s Plumeless Saw-Wort) Dioecious herbaceous perennial native to Europe and Russia,  flowering light purple to 3 feet tall. The lower leaves are conspicuously lobed in a saw-like pattern.  Traditional uses include external application of fresh plant poultice or compress of tea made from dried flowering herb (TWM):  Wounds, abrasions.  Source of an indelible yellow dye.  Plant prefers moist soils in the sun to part shade, and is tolerant of alkaline soils.  Sow seeds in the spring.  Barely cover with soil, tamp, and keep evenly moist until germination.  Work up seedlings in successively larger pots until large enough to withstand the rigors of the landscape.  Space plants 1 foot apart.

20 seeds per packet

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