Pimpinellla creates an airy, natural look in the garden with frothy pink heads like a deep pink cow parsley or Queen Anne’s Lace. The heads are on tall, wiry stems with leaves at the base of the plant creating a loose, informal mass of leaves and flowers. The flowers self seed easily on bare soil so can weave it’s way through existing planting to create an easy, spontaneous effect.
Goes well with:
Flowers - Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ (Russian sage), Verbena macdougalii ‘Lavender Spires’, Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (meadow sage).
Grasses - Stipa tenuissima (feather grass).
Care of Pimpinella major Rosea
Large clumps can be divided and re-planted in Spring or Autumn, replant with plenty of well rotted compost to retain moisture in soil. If spreading is favourable leave seed heads to mature and self seed.
Pollen and nectar source for bees and hoverflies, nectar source for butteries. Provides winter habitats in hollow stems for hibernating bees, ladybirds, hoverflies, lacewings and their larvae.
Height and spread: 1.2m Height, 0.6m Spread
Common name: Pimpinella
Position in the garden: Full sun to light shade
Soil type: Prefers reliably moist but not waterlogged soils
Flowering period: May to June
Hardiness: Fully hardy.