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Rumex scutatus 'Sorrel Buckler-Leaf' Herb Plant (9cm)

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Sorrel Buckler Leaf, also known as sheep’s sorrel, is a clump-forming perennial growing 25 to 30 cm tall, whose young leaves are often used as a vegetable, similar to spinach. The leaves are also added to salads, soups and soft cheese, and complement egg dishes. Sorrel is a natural accompaniment to fish as the natural acidity in the young leaves produce a definite lemon taste.

As a plant, Sorrel has pale green stems and a profusion of darker green shield-shaped leaves. A red brown flower appears on long spikes in early summer, followed by small hard fruit. Buckler Leaf Sorrel, or Rumex scutatus enjoys a sunny or partially shaded position, and will flourish in most soil types.

Sorrel is easy to propagate, by seed in the spring or division in the autumn or spring, and once established, can be difficult to completely eradicate.


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Growing conditions:
Sun/Partial-shade. Any soil type will do.
Flower Colour:
Red/Brown
Height x Spread:
25-30cm; 50-60cm
Latin Name:
Rumex scutatus
Hardiness:
RHS rating H6

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  1. Buckler Sorrel 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2016

    Good plant.