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Sorrel, Red Veined (Rumex sanguineus)


Height: 3 feet
Aspect: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil Type: Rich moisture retaining soil
Uses: Culinary
Care: Keep well cropped to prevent flowering and to encourage fresh growth
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below

Sorrel, Red Veined (Rumex sanguineus)

Sorrel, Red Veined – Rumex sanguineus

Sorrel, Red Veined – Rumex sanguineus is also called Bloody Sorrel or Bloody Dock.

This sorrel is highly ornamental with distinctive maroon leaf veins and stems.

Plant in a moist soil in sun or partial shade and keep well trimmed back to allow for a constant supply of fresh, young leaves.

Many culinary uses in the kitchen, in particular a delicious and colourful addition to mixed salads.


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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight.5 kg

2 – 3 Foot

Life Cycle



Greens, Olives, Rusts

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Fish, Garnish, Salads, Sauces, Oils and Vinegars, Soups


No Scent

Herb Group




Width / Spread



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