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Rumex scutatus (Sorrel Buckler-Leaf) Herb Plant

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Sorrel Buckler-Leaf (Rumex scutatus) Herb in 9cm Pot

Sorrel Buckler Leaf, also known as French sorrel and  “Lemon in a Leaf”, is a low-growing, creeping sorrel. It's easy to grow, producing masses of delicious, tangy leaves, which are best eaten raw in salads. This hardy perennial can even withstand freezing winters. Once established, it can be treated as a 'cut and come again' crop. Harvest only young & tender leaves, you can cut off all the leaves & it will rejuvenate the plant. Cut off any flower stalks that appear.

Buckler Leaf Sorrel, enjoys a sunny or partially shaded position, and will flourish in most soil types. As with all Sorrel it is easy to propagate, either by seed in the spring or division in the autumn or spring every 3-5 years. Easy to grow, producing clumps of pale green leaves with a good lemon flavour, and once established the plant should produce greens for 8 to 10 years.

Herb Usage

When picked young, the leaves are very mild tasting; the flavour intensifies with age, so you can pick it at the right tanginess level for your palate. Cooked, the tartness subsides. It can be harvested at baby leaf stage and is a great lettuce substitute . 

Buy Sorrel Buckler-Leaf Online

Our potted Sorrel Buckler-Leaf herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September





Other Details

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

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  1. Delighted 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jul 2018

    My herbs arrived carefully packaged and in very good condition. Since planting, they have thrived and we are very much enjoying the citrus flavour

  2. Buckler Sorrel 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2016

    Good plant.