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Where to grow in my garden?


Great for a herb garden, flowering lawn or mini meadow.


Flowers: May-June

Habitat: Meadows and pastures

Height: 30-80cm

Growth Type: Perennial

Position: Full sun

Soil Preference: Neutral



  • Rumex acetosa


    Jumbo plug plant (70cc)


    Sorrel attracts many insects that provide food for birds. Then later birds will feed on the seeds.


    A caterpillar food plant of the Dart Moth and Small Copper Butterfly.


    Tip - The Small Copper butterfly finds Wild Marjoram very attractive, so by planting it next to Sorrel, it will encourage them to stay.


    Sorrel leaves have a tangy taste, with hints of citrus.

    They may be harvested as a baby leaf and used in salads but can also be harvested when mature and cooked like spinach.

    Sorrel works well as an accompaniment to fish, meat and egg dishes, and as an ingredient in soup and gratins.

    Leaves may also be added raw to dishes.

    It’s a hardy perennial so can be treated as a cut-and-come-again crop, and leaves may even be harvested in mid-winter.


    Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

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