Yes it should come up next year with huge buds.
Probably too small to flower in the first year.
The clump will get bigger each year.
Do you know which one you bought?
Leaves can be green or red.
Flowers pink or white depending on which one you bought.
Your Rheum is related to Rhubarb ....just like Rhubarb it vanishes in the winter and will reappear next spring.
Rhubarb is Rheum rhabarbarum .....yours is an ornamental one.
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Are these plants growing in Britain...or somewhere hotter?
richard401...you might like to try this USA forum.
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Quote...".Looks like Papaya to me. grows well in tenerife."
Kate 7 I thought Papaya had freshy fruit which contain the seeds rather than brown dry pods.
In addition Carica papaya leaves are a completely different shape.
Florida wild sage....Button wood sage is Lantana involucrata.
Clearly the plant they have sent is not what you ordered.
Deleted answer...... I answered as you added more pics.
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Just had a look on www...someone has tried in in UK. see...
Wouldn't have thought it would ever grow in UK...unless in a huge greenhouse such as Kew.
Quote wiki...."Brachychiton acerifolius, commonly known as the Illawarra flame tree, is a large tree of the family Malvaceae native to subtropical regions on the east coast of Australia. It is famous for the bright red bell-shaped flowers that often cover the whole tree when it is leafless. Along with other members of the genus Brachychiton, it is commonly referred to as a Kurrajong".
Sorry made a hash of that.
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