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 Bloody Dock, also known as Red Veined Dock, Bloody Sorrel or Red Dock, a plant with decorative, green foliage with red veins on this attractive unusual plant. Mature plants often have bronzey-red foliage. Bloody Dock has a clumping habitat and grows 12-18 inches tall with a 12-18 inch spread. An edible plant, young leaves are most desirable and more preferable than the larger, older leaves.

Height 12-18 inches tall

Width 12-18 inch spread

Moisture Requirements Moist soil that does not dry out

Light Requirements Full sun to part shade

Bloom Time June and July with reddish-brown blooms

Spreads Spreads by seed or division

Zone Hardy in zones 5 to 8




*See article on edible plants in pondtrademagazine.com



Plant Bloody Dock in full sun to part shade, in moist, well drained soil. Do not allow soil to dry out. This plant self seeds, we advise you to trim off flower stalks as soon as they appear to avoid it becoming invasive in your flower garden. Old leaves may be trimmed off allowing for brighter colored new growth. May be propagated by seed or division. Winter Hardy in the north. Bloody Dock may be planted as an ornamental plant in the flower garden or as an edible herb in the vegetable garden. When used as an edible plant, use the smaller, more tender leaves. (Contains oxalic acid) Use sparingly

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