Saturday, September 3, 2011



Rumex acetosa ( Garden Sorrel )
A fast growing, succulent perennial, reaching a maximum size of 2 feet x 26 inches.
The leaves are used for flavoring soups, stews and salads.
Hardy zones 3 to 9 in full sun to partial shade.

'Rhubarb Pie'
Very attractive foliage plant with a combo of deep green, scarlet-red and creamy-yellow.

Rumex sanguineus var sanguineus (Red Veined Dock )
A vigorous, deeply-taprooted perennial, reaching a maximum size of 40 inches x 3 feet ( in bloom ), forming a clump of foliage, up to 6 inches, that is boldly veined bright red.
It is native to Europe and southwest Asia.
The small flowers are borne on terminal panicles from mid to late summer.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 in full sun on deep, moist, fertile soil.

* photo taken on May 8 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Aug 25 2011 @ Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, PA

* photo taken on on July 30 2014 in Columbia, MD

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