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Sorrel – Designing with this plan

    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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