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Salad Burnet Seeds - Sanguisorba minor - Wildflower / Herb

Type: Hardy Semi-evergreen Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 30cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Prefers moist soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Mid-spring to early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 150 seeds / 0.5 g

Also known as Garden burnet and Toper's plant, Salad Burnet is a hardy wildflower or culinary herb.

The unusual globular flowerheads have female flowers at the top and lower down, male flowers with long stamens.

The leaves have a mild cucumber flavour and can be used in salads.

Salad Burnet attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Butterflies such as Grizzled Skipper butterfly 🐛 
  • Moths including Fox Moth 🐛 and Scarce Forester moth 🦋
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.