Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed in a location that will receive full sun. Space plants 8-12″ apart in sandy, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Drought tolerant.
Does well in containers or mixed pots. Plant height 8-12″.
Burnet, Salad poterium sanguisorba
Salad Burnet, with its round, oddly serrated leaves, like many-pointed stars, and its pink-white flowers, adds a delicate texture to the garden. It has a mild flavor with a hint of cucumber that is good for salads (hence the name), sauces, and flavored vinegars. Try using Salad Burnet in place of parsley for a garnish as an interesting change. It blends well with tarragon and rosemary.
‘Sanguisorba’ means ‘to absorb blood’, which gives insight into burnet’s medicinal properties. It has been used as an astringent, to stop internal and external bleeding.
The leaves are best when harvested young. Leaves are most tender before and after flowering.