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Dock

Rumex spp.

Also known as

Sorrel

Full Sun
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Dock Overview

Genus with around 152 annual, biennial and long tap-rooted perennial species. Some species may have rhizomes. Also commonly known as docks or sorrels. Foliage is generally simple, with waxy edges and leaf shape is variable across species. Some leaves have rounded protrusions called tubercles. Flowers are small and star-shaped, with toothed outer structures around the flowers, these are coloured white-pink and flowers lead onto small triangular-shaped red or brown fruits.

Common problems with Dock

How to propagate Dock

Seed

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

Division

Division in autumn.

Other uses of Dock

Attracts butterflies