This lovely little plant with cucumber tasting leaves and bobbly flowers, is an easy to grow perennial, high in vitamins A and D and stays green most of the winter
- Contains vitamins
- Easy to grow
- Native perennial
- Good for a wildlife garden
This pretty little perennial can be found growing wild on chalky grasslands and is famously known for its cucumber tasting leaves. It has funny bobbly flowers that can really be appreciated when seen close up. It is a fun and different culinary herb for salads, soft cheeses, butter, baked potatoes and more.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Red/brown
- Flowering period: May - July
Easy to grow, salad burnet is happy in sun or shade and in most soils. It requires little attention and as it stays green all year round can be used right through the winter. Good in a pot or the ground, burnet will slowly increase in size to form a lovely clump.
Traditionally, salad burnet was used to stem bleeding and clean wounds and a poultice made from the boiled and cooled leaves and flowers was used to treat mild burns once they had been cooled in water.
The slightly bitter cucumber flavoured leaves can be added to salads and drinks, they are a good source of vitamins, particularly vitamin C.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.