Bloody Dock Rumex sanguineus - 3x 9cm Pots
Rumex sanguineus is a herbaceous perennial with long, narrow, green leaves that become wider and develop red veins once mature. In summer it has blooms of flowers that turn from pale green to a red/brown colour and later develop fruits. It will look great in a border, or as part of either a wildlife or bog garden.
- Flower Colour: red/brown in summer
- Foliage Colour: green with red veins
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 1m
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, beds and borders
- Tolerance: tolerant of cold temperatures
- Growing Habit: clump-forming
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height in 2-5 years
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: chalky, loamy, sandy
- Moisture: well drained
Caring and Maintenance
This plant does not require much maintenance. However, it is vigorous, and needs to be cut back carefully after flowering and prior to seed setting to avoid overgrowth. Propagate through seeds.
This plant is best suited to well drained soil, in partial shade or full sun. Plant in autumn in well drained soil.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.
This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.