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Sheep's sorrel

Rumex acetosella

Schapenzuring plant Rumex acetosella by Rasbak (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

70cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Sheep's sorrel

A close up of a flower
A close up of the young yellow flower buds of Sheep's Sorrel.
A close up of the red flowers of Sheep's Sorrel

Sheep's sorrel Overview

The bright crimson foliage of the male flower is the most distinctive feature of this plant. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Common problems with Sheep's sorrel

How to propagate Sheep's sorrel

Seed

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

Division

Division in autumn.

Other uses of Sheep's sorrel

Foliage Attracts butterflies