Rumex crispus - Plant
Common name: red-veined dock
Color: Green maturing to reddish-brown
Bloom time: June to July
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Best performance is with consistently moist soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Self-seeds and can be invasive in the garden. Some gardeners prefer to remove the flower stalks immediately both to prevent self-seeding and to promote bushy leaf growth.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 25° C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- In addition to its ornamental virtues, the young leaves of this plant are edible and add interesting color and a spinach-like taste to salads.
- Some people may experience mild stomach upset after ingesting the leaves however.
- Other species of this genus are generally regarded as much better culinary plants.
Attractive ornamental foliage plant for herbaceous or mixed borders. Also may be grown in herb or vegetable gardens. Pond marginal. Containers.
- piles, bleedings of the lungs,
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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