Family: Polygonaceae (the buckwheat family; includes wild buckwheat, docks, sorrels)
Genus: Rumexm (includes the docks and sorrels)
Botanical/Binomial Name: Rumex sanguineus
Common Names: Red-veined Sorrel, Bloody Dock, Wood Dock, Red-veined Dock
Botanical Characteristics: Herbaceous | Perennial | Evergreen | Frost hardy
Propagation: Seed | Division of clumps in spring
This item is the exact plant in the photos. Dimensions of the pot are 160 mm diameter × 180 mm deep.
Mature well-grown red-veined sorrel (also known as bloody dock). At a good size and time of year for dividing — you'll get several more plants from this.
Highly ornamental with its striking leaves, but also highly nutritous!
The taste is a touch sharp with a distinct lemon-citrus tang. Leaves this size can be eaten raw but some people prefer to cook them like spinach. The always appearing young and tender leaves are popular in salads where both the colour and taste contribute.
Please note that red-veined sorrel is high in oxalic acid like spinach and is best eaten in moderation.
This plant can be divided and planted out either into pots or spaced out directly into the ground where it makes a very attractive border. Please note that red-veined sorrel develops a deep tap-root and regular division and potting-on is recommended if going with pots.
Red-veined sorrel is a hardy perennial but benefits from a deep watering in hot, dry weather. It prefers a soil with plenty of organic matter, and will grow in full sun to part-shade.
Trim back heavily in summer should the mature leaves look a bit worse for wear, and you’ll be well-rewarded with a flush of new, tender, leafy growth.
Treat this as a ‘cut and come again’ plant — new leaves grow back quickly, and having a number of plants in rotation reduces the stress on each one.
Local pick-up is welcome — we’re in Gwynneville, near Wollongong University.
Pick-up is by mutual arrangement please, as we don’t have a shopfront.
Having said that, we are always here and more often than not can easily fit in with whichever day and time suits you best!
Feel free to suggest preferred pick-up time(s) in the comments box during checkout and we’ll reply as soon as we see the notification.
Especial Note Regarding Large Air-Pot® Orders
Depending on the order, we may suggest that large Air-Pot® orders are best sent directly to you from the warehouse.
Especial Note Regarding Jujube Trees
When posting out bare-rooted jujube trees, we routinely trim them to fit the box and keep postage costs to a minimum. These trees are typically knee-high when planted out, though some may be smaller.
This of course doesn’t apply for pick-ups, and in fact we will set aside the tallest trees specifically for this purpose. These trees can often be hip-high, and sometimes taller again.
Please note that this is not a guarantee, as heights of different cultivars can differ from year to year.