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Sanguisorba minor

Salad burnet

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourGreen-white

Description

Sanguisorba minor (Salad burnet). This is a low shrub which produces 6 to10 rounded toothed, leaflets on each leaf stalk. The white flowers are produced in terminal oblong heads which are about 25mm; the upper ones are female, and the lower ones are male.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Garden burnet, Burnet

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Medicinal

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will prefer full sun or partial-shade with moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil that should not be allowed to dry out in summer. You can propagated from seeds or by division.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may damage young leaves.

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