|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 8b
|Plant Height:||12 - 18 inches|
|Plant Spread:||12 - 18 inches|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Other: Bright green with red veins and stems. Sharp, tangy flavor.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
Suitable as Annual
|Toxicity:||Other: Can be eaten much like spinach, but some people may experience mild stomach upset. Other species of rumex are considered better for culinary use.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Matures in 55 days. Tastes better when harvested before maturity date (40 days).
|Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 3, 2012 7:43 AM
This herb/vegetable is winter hardy here and grows well in zones 4-9. It is great to use fresh when the weather is frosty and everything else is dead. This dock is tough and easy to grow. The leaves are beautiful. When crushed or torn they produce a red juice that will stain.
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