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Rheum rhaponticum

Rhubarb

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Friedrich Strauss, copyright GAP Photos (62141)

Plant details

Family: Polygonaceae

Genus: Rheum

Species: rhaponticum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 140cm

Spread: 140cm


Reader reviews

maggiebelwood07

I have a rhubarb crown which I have planted in the usual manner in the correct place and over the winter it had a forcing jar over it and grew some lovely sticks of rhubarb - however, it is now uncovered and was beginning to grow away nicely then one morning I noticed that all the leaves had been eaten down to the top of the Rhubard stalk, what can be doing this and how can I stop it ? Any answers would be appreciated thank you.



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