How to grow Rumex alpinus

Rumex alpinus grow and care – leaf plant herbaceous of the genus Rumex also known as Monk’s rhubarb or Alpine dock, Rumex alpinus perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-8.

Rumex alpinus leaves

Leaves edible in color green in round to ovate shape the size of the leaves 15-25+ cm.

Flower color pink-purple in shape of bell-triangle, the flowers grow on stems in inflorescence.

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How to grow Rumex alpinus growing and care:

High elevate

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Possible but not necessary

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old and dead leaves

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Pink-purple flower in shape of bell-triangle, the flowers grow on stems in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Tender leaf without the stem of the leaf

Information about leaves:
Green in round to ovate shape the size of the leaves 15-25+ cm

Uses of Rumex alpinus leaves:
Stuffed, cooked

Scientific name:

Rumex alpinus

How to grow Rumex alpinus

Rumex alpinus

Growing Rumex alpinus


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8