Salad Burnett is one of those very decorative plants that work well as specimens in the garden because of their gorgeous fountain shape.
They work beautifully in the garden but also, because they are a very tidy herb, look great in pots and window boxes.
We generally plant them in winter as their foliage is a great addition to hot and cold salads but in all but the driest of areas they seem to survive well into to summer.
The taste of the leaves is very fresh and reminiscent of Borage or cucumber. In fact, if you love the taste of cucumber but are unable to digest it well then this herb will satisfy you without the regrets afterwards.
Salad Burnett is very suitable, medicinally, as a blood cleanser or tonic and is one of the nice reminders that food can be medicine.
Salad Burnett is not difficult to strike, transplant or maintain and if you forget to water it for a few days it will sulk a little but after a drink will forgive you without hesitation.
If planted in a group they will self seed during the same season or next year.
Medium seeds - 100 per gm.
25 fresh seeds $3.50
Degree of difficulty in germination.....2/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal