Where to plant in my garden?
Grow in a wildflower meadow or in a container and harvest the foliage regularly for young salad leaves.
Habitat: Downland meadows, roadside banks and quarries
Growth Type: Perennial
Position: Full sun
Soil Preference: Wide range, preferring calcareous/ well drained
5 Jumbo plug plants.
A perennial herb with a delicate cucumber flavour that may be added to summer drinks and salads.
Nectar and pollen rich flowers attract bees, beneficial insects, butterflies/moths and other pollinators.
A drought-tolerant plant which grows all year round.
A caterpillar food plant of the Annulet Moth.
Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.
NB Until recently this species was know by the old botanical name of Sanguisorba minor.