French sorrel is a plant which belongs to the Rumex genus.
Has thick, large spinach-like leaves that easily snap off their stems. Bred for low oxalic acid and a sharp flavorA type of edible vegetable / herb, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). French sorrel is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric) with a forb habit. This plant tends to bloom in late spring, followed by first harvests in early spring.
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Cut off flowering spikes or leaf growth will cease. Invasive – will spread if not contained. Divide plant every 3-4 years.Keep in mind when planting that French sorrel is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside French sorrel so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with French sorrel so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect French sorrel plants:
The less common name, Buckler’s sorrel, is derived from the shape of the leaf, which looks like a medieval shield, also known as a buckler.
Buckler's sorrel, Buckler-leaved sorrel, 'Silver Shield'
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