Salad Burnett, Sanguisorba minor, is a pretty and unusual edible ornamental? The fern-like leaves and flowers are so pretty it's grown as an ornamental and spreads as a soft ground cover. But the leaves (and flowers) have a delicious cucumber-like flavor that is absolutely delicious added to mixed drinks, salads, or as a garnish.
When to Harvest: Pick off sprigs or flowers as you need them, but mind that you don't take too much of the plant at once, which would weaken it. Regularly harvesting encourages new growth, and the tender newer leaves are more delicious than the old folks.
Flavor: Tastes like an herbaceous cucumber. Muddle it in your gin and tonic, garnish your roast salmon, add it to all the salads.
Perennial: Salad Burnett is a hardy but short-lived perennial in zones 4-8, annual everywhere else.
Zone: 2-12. Can be grown in containers and indoors in a sunny window. Non-toxic, edible.
Care: Prefers full sun and regular water, but also pretty tough and not too picky.
Ships: as 3 plants in 2" diameter pots, in the Spring.
Flat rate $10 shipping no matter how many plants you buy.
We give your plants plenty of (recyclable) padding so they are cozy and safe during transit. We also monitor weather events and will contact you if unusual weather will impact your order's ship date.
If anything is not right about your plant when you receive it, please let us know and we will make it right.