Common garden sorrel is a cold-hardy perennial herb that thrives in full sun where it gets lots of water or partial shade with moderate water.
It likes rich, loamy soil. At its best in cool temperatures, it may die down in the heat of summer. With a lemony flavor, fresh use is best. Sucking on sorrel leaves is said to alleviate thirst.
Days to Maturity: Perennial Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Planting Depth: 1/2" Plant Spacing: 12”-15” Growth Habit: Upright Soil Preference: Rich, moist, and well-drained Temp Preference: Cool Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade Color: long green leaves with greenish/white flowers Flavor: Tart, citrus
Tart leaves have a lemony taste. Used as a potherb, in soups, salads, or to line baking vessel for fish. High in vitamin C.
Frost-hardy perennial growing 1 to 2 feet tall can live for years. Approx. 15,000 seeds/oz.