Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) Seeds

Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) Seeds

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Sheep’s sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is a perennial that can grow up to 1-3ft when planted in moist, well-draining soils under full to partial sunlight. It is used as a medicinal and culinary herb. Sheep’s sorrel is used in herbal medicine for its astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and sedative properties. When used in culinary preparations, its leaves, which have a flavor similar to lemon, are often added to dishes as a garnish or in small quantities to salads.

Type: Perennial
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
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Special Maintenance:
Days to harvest: 40 – 60
Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time: Spring through fall
Bloom Description: Small red or yellow/green flowers
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Special Properties: High in oxalic acid, edible, medicinal, attracts pollinators

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