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Rumex scutatus (Sorrel Buckler-Leaf) 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.

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





Rumex scutatus (Sorrel Buckler-Leaf) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Any Soil
Flower Colour White
Height 30cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Rumex scutatus
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
  • 5
    Sorrel buckler leaf

    Posted by June on 27th Sep 2021

    This was the only place I could find this herb Arrived in excellent condition

  • 5

    Posted by Fiona Cruickshank on 30th Jun 2021

    I wanted to buy this particular sorrel and this was the only place that seemed to sell it. I had not bought anything from you before but I bought a few other herbs as well (the range is great). Arrived 2 days after I ordered them - all good sturdy plants and beautifully packed. So pleased I have ordered some more.

  • 5
    Rumex scutatus

    Posted by Jo Yates on 23rd Jun 2021

    Plants arrived day after purchase, very well packaged. Plant in lovely condition and great quality. Well worth the money. I divided into two and both plants are thriving. Ten out of ten.

  • 5

    Posted by odette nicoll on 11th Aug 2020

    really well established healthy plants - so pleased I am about to buy more for friends! Highly recommended

  • 4
    Small but growing on well.

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2019

    Plant arrived healthy and in good condition. It was well packed and protected.

  • 4
    Buckler Leaf Sorrel

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd May 2019

    Perfectly Happy with the delivery and the plant condition. We split the plant into several smaller plants (in a medium tub with compost). All seems well after 2 weeks of growth in the garden.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown 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

  • 4
    Buckler Sorrel

    Posted by Pat Hearsey on 15th Jul 2016

    Good plant.