How to grow Salad burnet

Salad burnet growing herbaceous of the genus Poterium also known as Poterium sanguisorba, Salad burnet perennial evergreen or as annual plant, used as edible plant for the leaves and also used as ornamental plant and drought tolerant plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-9

Leaves color green in heart shape with deeply serrated margins, leaves grow in pinnate structure, leaves stems grow in rosette structure,.

Salad burnet flower

Flower color pink in bowl shape, flowers grow on stems connected in ball shape.

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How to grow Poterium sanguisorba growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
40-80 cm, 16-32 inches

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
10-30cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Pink flowers in bowl shape, flowers grow on stems connected in ball shape

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish possible to harvest freely

Information about leaves:
Green heart shape leaves that grow in pinnate structure with deeply serrated margins

Uses of Name leaves:
Cooked, eaten raw, salad

Scientific name:

Poterium sanguisorba

Alternative names: Salad burnet, Garden burnet, Small burnet, Burnet

How to grow Salad burnet

Salad burnet plant

Salad burnet


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9