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Botanical name

Sanguisorba minor

Common name(s)



Plant Care



An erect clump-forming perennial with bright green pinnate leaves divided into toothed leaflets.

Planting Instructions

Sow seeds in trays in early spring about 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost.

Soil conditions

Well-drained sandy loam. It will also grow in poor soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline.


Salad Burnet flowers in early summer. The crimson, ball-shaped bloom clusters are removed to encourage leafy growth, and the cut flowers are used in floral arrangements.


Young burnet leaves are used as an ingredient in summer drinks, salads, dressings, sauces, soups and stews.

In the past, salad burnet was used medicinally in Europe to control bleeding.

Interesting planting ideas

Plant with Thyme, Mint as they are good companions.

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