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Potentilla anserina - Argentina anserina 

(silverweed, dog's tansy, silver feather, wild tansy, fair grass, silverweed cinquefoil)

 

young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)

Silverweed is a low-growing herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native in much of the northern hemisphere, with creeping red stolons that can be up to 80 cm long. The leaves are 10–20 cm long, evenly pinnate into in saw-toothed leaflets 2–5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad, covered with silky white hairs particularly on the underside. These hairs are also present on the stem and the stolons. These give the leaves the silvery appearance from which the plant gets its name;most 'silver leaved' plants are merely greyish or white this one is really silvery.Do note the weed part of its common name - the stolons will need curbing -but then again might make an interesting subject for a hanging basket.

The attractive flowers are produced singly on 5–15 cm long stems, 1.5-2.5 cm diameter with five (rarely up to seven) yellow petals. The fruit is a cluster of dry achenes.

The plant was put in shoes to absorb sweat. It was formerly believed to be useful for epilepsy, and that it could ward off witches and evil spirits.

The plant's roots were eaten by some Native American tribes. It has been cultivated as a food crop for its edible roots, which resemble parsnips.

Silver weed although potentially rampant can be kept in bounds in a pot or used as ground cover and is a lovely addition to the garden.

 

Height: 5- 15 cm

Spread: 20 cm and some

The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale

Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)

Potentilla anserina, Silverweed,seriously silver native x

SKU: BP202400740
£3.99Price
  • Argentina
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