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Sorrel – Designing with this plan




DESIGNING WITH THIS PLANT
USDA Hardiness Zone:

  • French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) – Zone 3-9
  • Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) – Zone 1-9 
  • Buckler-Leaved Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) – Zone 3-9


AHS Heat Zone

  • French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) – Zone 6-1 
  • Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella): 10-1 
  • Buckler-Leaved Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) – Zone 6-1


Chill Requirement: No reliable information can be found

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Leaf Type: Deciduous (some varieties are evergreen)
Forest Garden Use: Herbaceous Layer, Groundcover Layer
Cultivars/Varieties: Many species available. Some few have been improved.

Pollination: May be Self-Pollinating/Self-Fertile or Dioecious (male and female plants) depending on the species. Pollinated by wind.
Flowering: May-September

Life Span: No reliable information can be found, but as these plants reseed so easily, it is almost a moot question.

Sorrel’s have small flowers that attract small, beneficial insects.
Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
 
While many species have taproots, all species have deep-growing roots.
Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
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