Hardy Tolerance Salad Burnet Herb Plants
Salad burnet plants are Mediterranean natives with hardy tolerance. Salad burnet is a member of the rose (Rosaceae) family. These plants are attractive perennial plants grown for both its edible leaves and its medicinal properties. As an herb, salad burnet plants offers a clean, cucumber-like flavor. It’s an easy growing plant that appears early in the season and holds up well in heat. It forms a clump and stays pretty well contained and controlled, growing in a loose rosette. Salad burnet flowers appear in spring and are in a rounded cluster of purple to pink tiny blooms. Salad burnet flowers can be used as a garnish for fresh drinks or cakes. Salad burnet plant has male, bisexual and female flowers that appear in late spring and early summer. The top flowers are male, middle flowers bisexual and the female flowers grow on the top of the cluster.
The flowering stems rise from the basal rosette and can grow to 1 foot in height. Whether grown in a container or on the ground, the plant needs partial to full sunlight. Although soil conditions can be poor, salad burnet must receive moderate water and have good drainage to avoid rotting the roots. Cutting back the blossoms will produce many new, tender leaves. If the flowers are not cut back, salad burnet plants can grow to be twenty inches high and as wide across.