Common Sorrel ‘Rumex acetosa’

Reddish pink flower spikes, arrow shaped leaves turn crimson. Component of meadows. Common sorrel or garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa), often simply called sorrel.  Other names for sorrel include spinach dock and narrow-leaved dock.

Common sorrel has been cultivated for centuries. The leaves may be puréed in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavour that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers sun and well-drained soil.

Attracts

All pollinators and beneficial insects

Flowering season

May – August

Flowering colour

Red/Pink

Eventual height

15cm-60cm

Species Type

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