• Perennial green leaf
  • Herb
  • Edimentals

Salad Burnet

Sanguisorba minor

A small lush evergreen edible garden herb that tastes of cucumber.


PLANT HABIT Evergreen perennial

USES Culinary, Ornamental


A small lush evergreen edible garden herb. Salad burnet’s leaves taste of cucumber and makes a great addition to salads and summer drinks. Also used a a pot herb and is good in herb butters. It’s ornamental evergreen leaves make it a great addition to a perennial kitchen garden for the hungry gaps in the seasons.

Has rounded, reddish flower heads from May to September. Self seeds quite well, requires little maintenance.

PRODUCT NOTES First year plant in 1 litre pot.

RECOMMENDED LOCATION Kitchen garden, Ornamental garden

Aspect Full sun, Partial sun, Moist partial shade, Moist full sun

Height 45cm

Spread 45cm

Hardiness Hardy


Family: Rosaceae

Native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Western Asia.

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Salad Burnet