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Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)

Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)

 It makes a very nice container plant or grown in the herb garden, it makes an attractive border. The Salad Burnet herb has uniquely shaped leaves and forms a rounded bush with nice leaf coverage. It produces pink-purple flowers which can be pinched out to encourage the production of fresh leaves. Grow the Salad Burnet plant in full sun or partial shade. It is not particular about soil as long as it drains well. Water the herb plant regularly during periods of high temperatures.


Salad Burnet herb is popular for its culinary uses. The leaves have a fresh cucumber flavor and are nice in salads. The pretty leaves also make an attractive garnish. The leaves also are used to flavor vinegars, salad dressings and sauces. The Salad Burnet plant also has been used as a medicinal herb. It contains vitamin C. It was once used against the Plague, but today it is often used as an astringent.


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