Perennial. Harvest the pretty leaves when small, and enjoy the famous lemony-sorrel flavor in salads, soups and more! So pretty and delicious when young and tender! Stunning foliage plant with elongated, medium green leaves, exquisitely veined in a brilliant burgundy-purple. A hardy perennial, it quickly forms an attractive clump, which sends up red flower clusters in early summer, followed by brown seed heads. A superb, deer-resistant accent plant that is sure to add elegance and flavor to your kitchen.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 10-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 65-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 10-12"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Rumex sanguineus
Growing Tips: Harvest tender leaves starting in early spring, remove flowering tops to keep leaves tender and to prevent unwanted volunteers. May become invasive in some climates.