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Poterium sanguisorba

Salad Burnet

Tall, with small, pink flowers in rounded heads, this ornamental herb was very popular in medieval times for both kitchen and apothecary. The leaves have a cucumber-like flavor, excellent for salads, flavored vinegars, herb butters and iced beverages.

Growing Tips:
Prefers limey soils and full sun. Remove flower stalks to encourage new growth.

Height: 24-36 Inches

Spread: 12-18 Inches

USDA Zone: 4-10

Color: Green


  • Fragrant
  • Border or Bed
  • Culinary

Combo Usage:

  • Thriller (focal point)


  • One Earth Edibles


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Low Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others