A superb, deer-resistant accent plant with attractive burgundy colors
Stunning foliage plant with elongated, medium green leaves, exquisitely veined in a brilliant burgundy-purple. A hardy perennial, it quickly forms an attractive clump, which sends up red flower-clusters in early summer, followed by brown seed heads. A superb, deer-resistant accent plant.Polygonaceae Rumex sanguineus
Red veins contrasting green leaves makes this garden perennial a wonderful splash of color. Bloody Dock is not as lemony-flavored as Garden Sorrel.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Growing Habit
Sorrel plants are very hardy and will survive in temperatures as low as -30˚ F.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Ideally grows in cool and moist conditions with rich soil, but it's pretty adaptable. Sorrel will grow pretty much anywhere, as long as it isn't too hot.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 80°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Plant when soil is at least 45˚ F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)
Sorrel does best in full sun, although it will tolerate some shade.
Sorrel will tolerate some drought, but for maximum production keep the soil evenly moist.
Like any green leafy vegetable, it will grow better with a good supply of nitrogen. However, fertilizing isn't necessary because it will grow in almost any soil.
- Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
- Small Gardens?
Sorrel will grow well in a container that is at least 6" deep. Be sure to water regularly and keep the soil evenly moist when container gardening.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Green and Red
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile