Rumex sanguineus (Marginal Aquatic)Wood Dock

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Height Up to 90cm (35.4in)
Spread Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Hardy Perennial

water garden

Full sun

Flowering Months
Rumex sanguineus is grown for its foliage; crimson veins decorate each dark green leaf with intricate patterns. The large leaves form dense, attractive rosettes that create good cover for wildlife when grown in large groups. Wood Dock is a hardy, resilient British native, commonly seen on woodland edges and verges. Its love of damp soils makes it ideal for growing as a marginal aquatic in wildlife ponds and native planting schemes. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Planting depth: Zones 1 and 2 to 15cm (6") below water level.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

3 x 1 litre potted rumex plants (78426)
1 x 1 litre potted rumex plant (78425)

How to Grow
Grow Rumex in moist, boggy soils or submerged in the shallow margins of ponds with the crown to a maximum depth of up to 15cm (6") below water level. Choose a position in full sun.
More Info
Rumex is grown for its foliage and tends to become tall and leggy if allowed to flower. Remove the flower spikes as they appear to maintain good foliage colour and a more compact habit. Cut back the old foliage in autumn to just above the water’s surface.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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