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Salad Burnet

Poterium sanguisorba

An old fashion herb and a pretty perennial that grows about a foot tall, producing rosy flowers. Leaves are used in salads for their subtle cucumber-like flavor. Keeps growing from March through the first snowfall. 50 seeds

 

Planting

Perennial, zone 4-8

Germination:  5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth:on surface, lightly cover

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Use peat,cow,or paper pots(grows a delicate taproot)  Provide 70-75 degree soil temperatures.Transplant 12" apart. Sow outdoors in the spring, 1-3" apart, thin to 12" apart. 

Light  Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs: Average to sandy and well drained to moist

Uses:Medicinal, culinary, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals

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