Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Leafy foliage forms a clump 15 in. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Dramatic Foliage Color
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Leafy foliage forms a clump 15 in. tall and wide.
Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color
Foliage color:Multicolored
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasFeature this herb with moisture loving foundation planting where unique color is appreciated close up. Naturally adapted to in dappled light under shade trees and woodland groves where they draw the eye into lesser known copses. Preference for damp gound makes dock perfect around ponds and water gardens, particularly in marshy boggy edges. A favorite of cottage herb gardens just got better with bold color that really stands well with new foliage effects perennials. A real attention getter for pots and boxes at close range on porch or patio.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Aptly named bloody dock for its distinctive red veins, this herbaceous plant originates in the Mediterranean. It is a culinary and pot herb as well as an apothecary's medicinal. The flowers once mature are used in dried flower arranging. Genus Rumex falls into the Polygonaceae.