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Sanguisorba minor (Kleine pimpernel)

EUR 0.35

Beschrijving:
Een sierlijk plantje, met grijsgroen geveerde blaadjes en parmantige bloemkopjes. Fris smakende bloemknoppen en jong blad te gebruiken voor salades, kruidenboter etc. Ook geneeskrachtig.

Hoogte: 40 cm.
Bloeit: jun-aug
Type: HP
Winterhard in: zones 5-9 (-15 Celsius)

Zaai-instructies: Zaai in okt-nov en zet zaaisel buiten. Kiem volgt in het voorjaar.

Plant-instructies: goeddoorlatende maar niet te droge grond in volle zon of halfschaduw

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Description:
Salad Burnet is a clumping perennial, grows to a height of 40-60cm with pinnate leaves, with pairs of round toothed leaflets. Flowers that appear in summer are tufted round balls green and crimson in colour on top of thin green stems.
The Latin name sanguisorba means to absorb blood and the leaves were used to stop bleeding.
Fresh and cooling with a nutty cucumber flavour. Add the leaves to salads, just run fingers down stem over the salad bowl and the leaves will fall in, no need to tear them they are the perfect size. Add to sandwiches spread with cream cheese or avocado. Yoghurt with chopped dill and Salad Burnet makes a great addition to Indian curries… or if you don’t like the taste of coriander in your salsa’s and Mexican dishes try adding Salad Burnet instead. The leaves can be added to vinegars, salad dressings, butters, cheese and dips. The leaves contain vitamin C, B and A, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. The leaves can be used freshly mashed to help stop bleeding and a leaf tea will stop diarrhoea. Salad Burnet makes a cooling floral water that will revive and refresh your skin in hot or dry weather.

Height: 40 cm.
Flowers: jun-aug
Type: HP
Hardy in: zones 5-9 (-15 Celsius)

Sowing instructions: seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days. Sow seeds on the surface of a well drained seed sowing mix at about 10 Celsius.

Planting instructions: moist, well drained soil in a sunny to semi-shade position

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