Rumex hydrolapathum (Great Water dock)

Rumex hydrolapathum (Great Water dock) is a statuesque large leaved plant much loved by the Comma butterfly.

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Rumex hydrolapathum (Great Water dock) is a valuable food plant for the Comma butterfly, among others, but is not an easy plant to get to look good, as the stems are often bare, the leaves having been devastated by caterpillars! If you can get them to a large size they are quite statuesque and make a good contrast to the mainly grassy leaves of other native plants. They do have a very short season though and may look scruffy, so are probably best in larger wildlife ponds.

Plant max height CM Planting depth cm Flowering from month Flowering to month Availability from month Availability to month
80 0-10 7 9 5 7


From April to August this plant will only be available at the nursery in various potted options.


1 x bare root, 3 x bare root, 10 x bare root, 1 x P9 pot, 3 x P9 pot, 1 x 1 litre pot, 3 x 1 litre pot, 1 x 2 litre pot, 1 x 3 litre pot, 1 x 3.5 litre pot


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