• Perennial green leaf
  • Herb
  • Food forest

Wild Sorrel

Rumex acetosa

A beautiful perennial herb with zingy lemony tasting leaves.


PLANT HABIT Deciduous perennial

USES Culinary, Ornamental


A beautiful perennial herb with zingy lemony tasting leaves, making it a great fixture in a kitchen garden. One or two mature plants can happily supply a household with a ready supply of sorrel leaves. Grows in radial clump and with it’s lime coloured soft leaves, looks quite attractive as it emerges in early Spring. Contains Oxalic Acid which should always be consumed in moderation.

PRODUCT NOTES A single large plant from in-situ ground panting. In winter this will be the dormant rootstock of an established plant.

RECOMMENDED LOCATION Pot, Kitchen garden, Forest garden, Wildlife garden

Aspect Full sun, Shade

Height ~50cm. 90cm when flowering.

Spread ~50cm

Hardiness Hardy in UK WInter

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Wild Sorrel