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Tormentil [potentilla erecta]

Tormentil [potentilla erecta]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Bloodroot is a perennial dyeing and medicinal plant that has been known since ancient times and can be used for numerous ailments. In Europe it can still be found in Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The tannin-containing roots secrete an intense orange-red substance. What is interesting about this species is the 4-fold flowers. All other Potentilla species have 5 petals. The dried powder or fresh root is used as a hemostatic agent.
Bloodroot has a low growth habit and grows primarily on heaths, nutrient-poor meadows, on open forest embankments and forest edges. It is considered a type-accompanying species, especially in heaths. It is considered an indicator plant for nitrogen-poor soils.
The plant needs little water and no fertilizer. The above-ground parts of the plant die off in winter and the rhizomes survive in the ground. This means that no special winter protection is necessary.

General information
Plant family: Rosaceae

Lifecycle: Perennial
Days until harvest: 150 days
Plant hight approx: 50 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: until -20°C
Location: Semi shady until Sunny
Soil: Permeable, poor in nutrients, moist, loamy, humus, slightly acidic

pH value: 5.5 to 6.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light and cold germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 5-10°C
Germination time: 5-20 days
Plant-, row distance: 25x30 cm

Optimal mix culture: 
Unfavorable mix culture: -

Planting information
In areas with mild winters, bloodroot is sown in spring at temperatures of 5 to 10 ° C from January to March or in autumn from November to December. In northern, cooler areas, sowing takes place at identical temperatures in spring in frost-free soil from March to April. The seeds of this variety need about 2 weeks of exposure to cold in order for the seeds to germinate optimally.
Direct sowing, broadcast sowing or row sowing are recommended. Germinates irregularly by nature.
This variety is undemanding and thrives in a sunny and shady as well as moist to dry location with a permeable clay soil. Ideally, for stronger plants, the soil should be moist, rich in humus, lean and slightly acidic, similar to the natural habitat.

Other names
Latin botanical names: potentilla erecta
English names: Tormentil
German names: Blutwurz, Tormentill, Durmentill, Natternwurz, Rotwurz, Ruhrwurz, Siebenfinger
Portuguese names: Tormenta
Spanish names: Tormento
French names: Tourmentille

Bloodroot contains important ingredients such as tannins, pseudosaponins (tormentoside), dyes and starch. It also contains many other ingredients such as catechins, ellagitannins, procyaidie, flavonoids (e.g. quercetin, rutin, camphor oil), iridoids (e.g. aucubin) and phenolic carboxylic acids (e.g. caffeic and gallic acid). The root contains up to 22% tannins (catechin tannins, gallo- and ellagitannins), which makes it the most tannin-rich plant in Europe. Flavonoids and triterpenes are also involved in the medicinal effect.

Potent germination capacity: 2-3 years

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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