Poterium - Burnet
DESCRIPTION: Burnet is a hardy perennial that will grow about 12 inches high. It has many elegantly arching stems covered with small, toothed, opposite leaflets. The small, pink tufts of flowers aren't noticeable. Burnet is usually used as an edging in gardens or planted in groups in containers. It can be used in salads and to make a cucumber-flavored vinegar.
POTTING: It is better to grow this plant in full sun, but in regions where summers are very hot, light shade will be tolerated. Feed and water once in a while to keep color and health good all summer. Donít harvest until the second year. Strip off the leaflets and throw out the wiry stems. Use the younger leaves for salads and older leaves for vinegars, or chop and add to potherbs. The plants will recover from a fairly severe pruning, but leave a few blossoms to produce seeds for renewing the crop.
PROPAGATION: Start seeds early indoors. Transplant to the garden before the taproot grows too long.
VARIETIES: P. sanguisorba
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