PEAT FREE Sheep’s Sorrel ‘Rumex acetosella’ – SUPER PLUGS

100% Peat Free! We've worked hard with our specialist grower and are so pleased to be able to now offer these SUPER PLUGS, much bigger than the industry standard, healthy and ready to join you to form an important part of any wildlife garden.

Flower spikes reddish pink – smaller than Common Sorrel. Likes Sun. Commonly known as red sorrel, sheep’s sorrel, field sorrel and sour weed. The flowers emerge from a tall, upright stem. Female flowers are maroon in colour.

There are several uses of sheep sorrel in the preparation of food including a garnish, a tart flavouring agent, a salad green, and a curdling agent for milk in cheese-making, the leaves have a lemony, tangy or rhubarb-like tart flavour.

A vital food source for the caterpillars of the Small Copper Butterfly shown in our image gallery.

Although there is a minimum order requirement of 8 plugs when purchasing specific species, if selecting our Super Plug Bespoke Pack, you can select up to 4 species of your choice from our given list to make up a 16 pack (or greater), allowing you a wider choice of plug species if 8 of one is too many.  Find the link to our Super Plug Bespoke Pack here!

These specimens are available in 8 pack, 16 pack, 32 pack and 48 pack and they're ready to be shipped to you in a few days.  If you need ANY advice on planting or suitable plants for a specific area, please remember that as a Wild Your Garden customer you're entitled to free professional and tailored advice from our founder, Joel.

£2.20

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Enjoys a sunny position.

Attracts

Attracts many birds and pollinating insects. Also the caterpillar food of the 'Small Copper Butterfly' and the 'Forester Moth'.

Flowering season

May – August

Flowering colour

Red/Pink

Eventual height

7cm-25cm

Species Type

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