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French Sorrel Seeds - Rumex scutatus - Culinary herb

£1.90
Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 45 cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Prefers rich moist soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Mid-spring to late summer
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Contents: Approximately 500 seeds / 0.43 g

French sorrel forms large clumps of long leaves with tall striped flower stems in June and July.

It has a tangy flavour and small leaves can be eaten in salads or used sparingly in soups and omelettes.

For continued leaf production, remove the flower spikes when they appear.

The plant can be divided in autumn.

CAUTION: HIGH IN OXALIC ACID, AVOID IF SUFFERING FROM KIDNEY PROBLEMS, RHEUMATISM, OR ARTHRITIS ETC.

French Sorrel attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Provides food for caterpillars of Striped Hawk-moth 🐛 and Yellow Shell moth 🐛 

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.


Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

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