RUMEX scutatus

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RUMEX scutatus

French Sorrel, Buckler-leaved Sorrel

Select Item No. RA238

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Polygonaceae
Origin: Europe to West Asia: scree, rocky slopes, vineyards.
Special Features: Interesting shield- or spike-shaped leaves. Suitable for natural landscaping. Suitable for pot and planter. Moderate self-sowing at suitable locations. Use for low maintenance plantings. Easy to grow.
Historical: Traditional use as soup spice and in salads.
 
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: white-green
Natural Flowering Period: May - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: shield-shaped / hastate, green, succulent leaves with lemony-acidic flavor
Growth Habit: cushion-forming / vigorous / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: average / undemanding
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.86957 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1150
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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