The Dirty Gardener Balsamorhiza Sagittata Arrowleaf Balsamroot, 125 Seeds

The Dirty Gardener

$ 2.75 $ 4.95


Balsamorhiza sagittata: Arrowleaf Balsamroot is a wildflower native to the western half of the USA. Native Americans including the Nez Perce, Kootenai, Cheyenne, and Salish used the plant for food and medicine. All parts of the plant are edible. Foraging animals, especially deer find the plant irresistible, as do rabbits and mice. Horses find the plant palatable. It has also been used as fabric dye. The showy yellow sunflower-like blooms are always a sure sign of spring. The plant grows between one and two feet tall in small groups. The bright yellow flower-heads turn into seed-pods as the summer temperatures rise, and the seeds will disperse to form new colonies. This long lived, self-seeding perennial is drought tolerant, and a prize in any natural or xeriscape garden. Planting instructions are included on the seed envelope. Seeds are stored in environmental conditions that promote seed life (Dark/Dry/Cool). Plant with confidence!

  • Fill your garden with these sunshiny yellow blooms reminiscent of sunflowers
  • Native Americans have long used this plant for food and medicinal purposes
  • Drought resistant perennial which self-seeds year after year
  • Grows up to 2 feet tall and prefers the cooler spring temperatures
  • It's palatable flavor attracts many different species of foraging wildlife

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