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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
common sorrel sorrel
garden sorrel green sauce patriot's blood sharp dock sorrel dock sour dock sour grass sour leek
Rumex can be annuals, biennials or perennials with mostly basal, simple leaves and erect panicles or racemes of small greenish or reddish flowers followed by reddish-brown, triangular fruits
R. acetosa is an erect perennial with edible, sour-tasting oblong leaves arrow-shaped at the base, and small reddish flowers in a narrow panicle or raceme
N Temperate Arctic Regions
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil, in full sun, self-seeds and can be difficult to eradicate or control
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering. Cut back prior to seed setting to avoid self-seeding
Pests Susceptible to damage from slugs and aphids
Generally disease free
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