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Sorrel 'Bloody Dock'
Bloody Dock Sorrel

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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 3 - 9
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Red, Mid Summer

Availability: Limited Quantity

Description Briscoe's Tips

Sorrel 'Bloody Dock' Plants

Rumex sanguineus

If you are looking for a added zing to any dish, look no further. The flavor has been described as a 'Tangy Spinach' - says it all!

This culinary herb as well as an 'edible ornamental', Bloody Dock Sorrel is a wonderful addition to salads and soups. The young leaves will add a lemony flavor to salads, and the flavorful leaves add a depth to any stew or soup. It is a wonderful accompaniment. If you want a Sorrel without the red, we also offer Sorrel 'Blonde de Lyon'.

An upright grower with bright green elongated leaves with lovely veining in burgundy purple. As an herb, continually harvest and never let the plant flower. It will grow from early spring to fall. It likes rich, moist soil and is considered deer resistant.

As an ornamental, it grows like a hosta and is a lovely addition to any garden bed. It is especially striking in containers or potted up with flowering annuals.

Sorrel is high in Vitamin C and A, as well as a source of Iron and Potassium. Sorrel kept many people from contracting scurvy during harsh winters where fruits and other vegetables were scarce. It is also considered an antiseptic and an astringent! Because of it's high oxalic acid count, don't eat if you are prone to kidney stones!
Zones: 4 - 9

Size: 18"H x 18"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Red, Mid Summer

Uses: Like its cousin, Sorrel 'Blonde de Lyon', 'Bloody Dock' has a lemon flavor that compliments soups, stews and oily fishes very nicely. Thisversion, like most Sorrel types is chocked full of potassium and vitamins A, B1 and C.

Tips: Trim flowers from the plant when they begin to bloom to encourage tender new leaves to grow, which are the most flavorful.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great for zone 7 April 30, 2019
Reviewer: John from Goochland, VA United States  
So happy I could find this plant online. I've been looking to grow it in my garden. After it arrived it has been thriving, would buy from them again.

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