Rheum x hybridum ‘Stockbridge Arrow’


  • Botanical name: Rheum x hybridum 'Stockbridge Arrow'
  • Common name: Rhubarb
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable, Evergreen
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Rheum hybridum ‘Stockbridge Arrow’

While technically a vegetable, rhubarb is considered by many to be a fruit, owing to its sweet flavour and use in desserts. For first-time vegetable growers, rhubarb is the perfect choice. Perennial, it flourishes without too much attention, bearing delicious stalks to stew and eat with porridge at breakfast, or to use as an ingredient in crumbles and tarts. Rhubarb is ready to harvest in early spring, when little else is available, making it one of the most prized crops in the vegetable garden.


Rheum x hybridum ‘Stockbridge Arrow’ is a fantastic rhubarb variety, bearing long, thick stems with a good colour and sweet flavour. Leaves are arrow-shaped, making ‘Stockbridge Arrow’ a good choice for growing in ornamental borders.


Plant rhubarb crowns from autumn to spring in a sunny spot in well drained soil. Prepare the soil well by digging in plenty of well rotted manure and remove all weeds. When planting crowns, ensure the top of the crown sits 3cm below soil level, and space them at 75cm intervals. Keep plants well-watered in their first year and mulch annually with home-made compost or well-rotted manure.

How to grow Rheum 'Stockbridge Arrow'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do Divide in January

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Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in December

Rheum 'Stockbridge Arrow' and wildlife

Rheum 'Stockbridge Arrow' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rheum 'Stockbridge Arrow' poisonous?

Rheum 'Stockbridge Arrow' can be toxic. Its foliage are toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock