A cut and come again hardy perennial with lemon sharp leaves rich in vitamins A and C, it is often one of the first green leaves to emerge in spring.
- One of first leaves to emerge in spring
- Rich in vitamin C
- Cut and come again
- Easy to grow
The lovely broad leaf sorrel has a refreshing lemony bite that is an excellent addition to dishes, sauces and salads. It is one of the first green leaves to grow in spring and can be used in a cut and come again way. It is thought to help cleanse the blood and makes a good spring tonic.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Flowering period: June - August
A very easy and satisfying herb to grow and a welcome sight in spring when we are all craving some home grown greenery. It grows happily in a more shaded site and loves a nutrient rich soil. It does grow more successfully in the ground because it has access to all the food it needs, but can be grown in a pot where it will want regular liquid feeds, though eventually the leaves will get smaller as it becomes root bound. If this happens, part of the root ball can be cut off in spring before potting back into the same pot again and as the roots find the new compost the leaves will shoot away again.
The fresh green leaves of sorrel are used in many spring dishes. Fresh sorrel sauce for use with fish and meats is made by sauteing thinly sliced leaves in butter before adding cream, it can be made into soups, a vibrant green pesto, add bite to salads and tastes particularly good with in omelettes. The great thing about this delicous herb is the more you cut harvest it, the more it grows. Check out our sorrel recipes in the blog section.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.