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Red Veined Sorrel in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Rumex acetosa 'Red Veined'

 

Red Veined Sorrel

Sorrel is cultivated as a garden herb or salad vegetable. It is a perennial herb which grows to about 60cm high, with edible stems and arrow-shaped leaves. The upper leaves usually turn red. It produces whorled spikes of pinkish flowers, which bloom in early summer. Common sorrel is today used in sauces and as a spinach or salad leaf. 'Red Veined Sorrel' has red veining of the leaves

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plant Features
  • Red Veined Sorrel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Red Veined Sorrel likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Red Veined Sorrel is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Red Veined Sorrel likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Red Veined Sorrel

Latin name

Rumex acetosa 'Red Veined'

type

Perennial Herb

family

Polygonaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Red Veined Sorrel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Red Veined Sorrel is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Red Veined Sorrel likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Red Veined Sorrel likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Red Veined Sorrel is 0.30meters x 0.60meters 0.30 M 0.60 M

Rumex acetosa 'Red Veined'

Sorrel is cultivated as a garden herb or salad vegetable. It is a perennial herb which grows to about 60cm high, with edible stems and arrow-shaped leaves. The upper leaves usually turn red. It produces whorled spikes of pinkish flowers, which bloom in early summer. Common sorrel is today used in sauces and as a spinach or salad leaf. 'Red Veined Sorrel' has red veining of the leaves


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out in any garden soil, in sun or partial shade, water in well and keep moist until established. It can be planted in large containers for ease of harvesting the leaves later. Use multi-purpose compost and keep well watered.

 
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