Friday, September 19, 2008

Rumex sanguineus

Rumex sanguineus is a more recent addition to the gardens, but seems to be happy here. It does spread, I'm going to guess by underground runners since I've never seen it bloom to have seeds to spread. I have variously seen it described as a shade or sun plant and as liking average garden conditions or living in a bog. A common name is Bloody Dock. Mine seem to like shade better and grow fine with average water. It is not a large plant, maybe 10 inches tall, but the leaves are quite unusual with the green background and the red spiderwebbing pattern. I have it growing with hostas and pulmonaria and it fits in fine.
Note: This is the post for Saturday, for some reason Blogger lumped it in with Friday's post.

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