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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This perennial herb is primarily grown for its flavorful leaves, which are used in salads, soups and cold drinks. Its flavor is reminiscent of cucumbers, and it may be substituted for mint in many recipes.

    Latin Name

    Sanguisorba minor


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Also Known As

    Garden Burnet


    Type of Plant

    Herb
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - July


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Herb

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, northern Africa, Asia, Canary Islands


    History

    Thomas Jefferson planted salad burnet in his gardens many times, beginning in 1778.


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