sorrel - red veined

red veined sorrel / Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus

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9cm pot £5.99
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Buy sorrel - red veined red veined sorrel / Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus: Tangy, lemon-like flavour leaves.

This herb dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: tolerates most relaibly moist soils
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The red veined leaves of this tasty sorrel, look really decorative, so this is both a handsome and delicious plant that could easily be used in a mixed border as well as a kitchen garden or allotment. The leaves have a tangy, lemon-like flavour and they can be added it to salads as a spicy baby leaf, or cooked like spinach or chard. It's a perennial, returning year after year, and it's also slow to die down in winter and early to appear in spring. Eat the leaves very young to enjoy the lemony flavour – once they get too large they become tough and inedible.

  • Garden Care: Keep an eye out for slugs and snails, which may also like to nibble the leaves.

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