Attractive ornamental foliage plant for herbaceous or mixed borders.


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About Rumex crispus

Rumex sanguineus, known by a number of different common names including bloody dock or red-veined dock, is a tap-rooted rosette-forming perennial of the buckwheat family that typically grows in a rounded foliage clump to 18” tall and as wide.

It is native to ditches, clearings and forests in Europe and Asia, but has over time escaped gardens and naturalized in certain areas of the U. and Canada.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name red-veined dock
Maximum Reachable Height 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Flower Colour Green maturing to reddish-brown
Bloom Time June to July
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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. Leaves often lose sharp leaf and stem coloration as they age and may be trimmed off to promote growth on new leaves.
  • No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for snails and slugs. Rust and leaf spot may occur.

    Rumex crispus care

    Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Best performance is with consistently moist soils. Plants are reportedly winter hardy to USDA Zone 6, but have survived winters in Zones 4 and 5. Plants may be directly seeded in the garden in spring. May be grown as an annual. Propagate by seed or division.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 25° C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Rumex crispus special feature

    Attractive ornamental foliage plant for herbaceous or mixed borders. Also may be grown in herb or vegetable gardens. Pond marginal. Containers.

    Rumex crispus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Attractive ornamental foliage plant for herbaceous or mixed borders
    • Also may be grown in herb or vegetable gardens
    • Pond marginal
    • Containers

    Medicinal Use:

    • piles, bleedings of the lungs,

    Culinary Use:

    • he young leaves of this plant are edible and add interesting color and a spinach-like taste to salads
    • French sorrel are more often grown in herb or vegetable gardens for their leaves which are typically added to salads, soups, omelettes and sauces

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Rumex crispus ?

    Rumex crispus is commonly known as red-veined dock

    How tall do Rumex crispus grow?

    On average Rumex crispus grows 1.00 to 1.50 feet

    What color are Rumex crispus ?

    A Rumex crispus plant bears flowers of color Green maturing to reddish-brown

    When Rumex crispus blooms?

    With enough light, Rumex crispus may produce Green maturing to reddish-brown flowers in June to July

    How hard is Rumex crispus to grow?

    A Rumex crispus is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Rumex crispus need?

    A Rumex crispus prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Rumex crispus need?

    A Rumex crispus prefers watering medium

    What kind of soil does a Rumex crispus need?

    A Rumex crispus prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Rumex crispus like?

    A Rumex crispus prefers 25° C

    How often should I fertilize my Rumex crispus ?

    To encourage Rumex crispus growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Tuesday, 01 October 2019

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