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A picture of a Broad-leaved dock

Broad-leaved dock

Rumex obtusifolius

Also known as

Dock

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

60cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Broad-leaved dock Overview

This species is well known for rubbing the long deep green leaves on the skin as an antidote to a nettle sting.

Common problems with Broad-leaved dock

How to propagate Broad-leaved dock

Seed

You can propagate from seeds which should be sown in spring.

Division

Division in autumn.

Other uses of Broad-leaved dock

Wildflower/meadow.