The large, jagged leaves of this rhubarb bring architectural drama to a moist pond edge. As well as being a valuble ornamental plant, its red stems are full of flavour, making this a variety well worth growing as an edible crop. Divide the rootstock in spring with a knife, leaving one bud on each division, or sow seed in autumn.
Species: palmatum var. tanguticum
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Pink, White
Foliage colour: Dark green
Feature: Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: September to October
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: May to July
My Rhubarb plants go to seed every year. I initially thought that it was because I forced them but that was 3 years ago. Do I just cut off the seed stalks early on.
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