A vigorous and hardy perennial.
Bright green 'dock-like' leaves and racemes
of tiny white flowers in Summer,
this plant is common in the wild in many places
and grows to some 24 inches (60cm).
It grows almost anywhere, but for the best results
it needs a deep, moist, slightly acid soil
which encourages long, straight, thick roots.
It forms clumps of plants
(rather like Dock, which it resembles).
Care should be taken when choosing where
to plant out, as it is difficult to
either move or remove once established.
The best known culinary use is as
a sauce for Meats (particularly Beef) and Fish.
The young leaves can be chopped
into Salads or used as "wrappings" for cooking.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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