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Rumex sanguineus (Red-Veined Sorrel) Herb Plant

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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.

Rumex sanguineus (Red-Veined Sorrel) Herb in 9cm Pot

Red-Veined Sorrel also known as Bloody Dock, is a unique foliage perennial that makes an unusual accent plant in the border. Plants form a low clump of large spinach-like leaves, dark green with a striking deep-red pattern of veins. Spikes of greenish flowers appear in early summer. Plants benefit from cutting hard back after flowering to rejuvenate the foliage and prevent the plant becoming leggy. Also useful in mixed containers or window boxes. Growing to 60cm tall it is clump forming and not invasive these clumps can be divided in early spring,  it will readily self seed if allowed! 

Red-Veined Sorrel likes damp soil and does especially well in boggy areas. It’s very happy in gardens with heavy clay soil.

Herb Usage

The leaves of the Red-veined Sorrel can be used raw in salads where it is a bit like a bitter spinach and as a vegetable in soups, but the red pigments do bleed a bit when the leaves are bruised or cut.

Buy Red-veined Sorrel Online

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









Rumex sanguineus (Red-Veined Sorrel) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full Sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Any Soil
Flower Colour None
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Rumex sanguineus
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
  • 2
    Somthing had eaten the leaves

    Posted by Julie Tierney on 22nd Sep 2020

    I bought 10 of these and unfortunetely there were holes in all the leaves. Something had gotten to them.