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Rumex acetosa (Broadleaved Sorrel) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Broad-leaved Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) Herb in 9cm Pot

Broad-leaved Sorrel also known as common sorrel, garden sorrel or sheep’s sorrel, is a clump-forming perennial growing from 50cm to 1.2m. As a plant, Sorrel has pale green stems and a profusion of darker green leaves. A red brown flower appears on long spikes in early summer, followed by small hard fruit. Sorrel, enjoys a sunny or partially shaded position, and will flourish in most soil types. Easy to grow, producing clumps of pale green leaves with a good lemon flavour, it is greatly appreciated in France, where it is grown in everyone's garden and is easy to find in produce stands. This hardy perennial can even withstand freezing winters. Once established, it can be treated as a 'cut and come again' crop. 

Sorrel is easy to propagate, by seed in the spring or division in the autumn or spring, and once established the plant should produce greens for 8 to 10 years.

Herb Usage

Broad-leaved Sorrel is whats known as an ‘herb-vegetable’ or ‘pot-herb’ as it can be cooked like a vegetable, while it has a distinctive lemony flavour like an herb. It can be harvested at baby leaf stage and is a great lettuce substitute . It is most delicious when cooked; the flavour is slightly acidic and as such it goes well with fish, veal, eggs, and potatoes in a soup or gratin. Sorrel is used also used fresh and raw in Asian cuisine. 

Buy Broad-leaved Sorrel Online

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









Sorrel Broadleaf,


Rumex acetosa (Broadleaved Sorrel) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Any Soil
Flower Colour None
Height 100cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Rumex acetosa
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary Salads
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Spring
Special Features None
Type of Garden Herb
  • 4
    Arrived in good condition but pot-bound

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2019

    Plant arrived healthy and in good condition. It was well packed and protected. However I was surprised to find it pot bound. Thankfully, having prised the roots apart and potted it on it is growing away well.

  • 5
    good sturdy plants

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd May 2018

    They were good sturdy plants. The packaging was excellent so they arrived in very good condition.