Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) Seed


Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.


Rumex acetosella, commonly known as sheep’s sorrel, red sorrel, sour weed and field sorrel, is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. The plant and its subspecies are common perennial weeds. It has green arrowhead-shaped leaves and red-tinted deeply ridged stems, and it sprouts from an aggressive and spreading rhizome. The flowers emerge from a tall, upright stem. Female flowers are maroon in color.
Growing Zones:3 – 9
Sow:Start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost or sow directly outside after the danger of frost has passed.
Sow depth:¼ in Barely cover
Days to Germinate:7-14
Special Maintenance:
Days to harvest:40 – 60
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time:Early Summer
Bloom Description:Red-brown
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
Special Properties:High in oxalic acid


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