Maori dock (Rumex flexuosus) may not appeal to most people, but if you appreciate rare plants with interesting foliage, it’s definitely worth a look. The long, narrow leaves are a sort of bronze to milk-chocolate brown: the leaf color that’s not uncommon among New Zealand natives. The plants send up slender stems in summer, to about 1 foot tall, with insignificant flowers; consider clipping them off unless you want to try to collect the seeds. Maori dock shows off best in a pot by itself, I think, and that way, you can easily bring it indoors for the winter if it’s not hardy in your area. You can grow it as an annual, too, but as it’s so unusual and the seeds are so hard to find, it’s worth trying to keep the plants from year to year. Full sun to light shade; moist soil. Perennial in Zones 6 or 7 to 10.
2020 supply sold out. Fresh seed should be available in July or August 2021. At least 10 seeds.
Cannot ship to AR.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.