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Rhubarb

Rheum spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Rhubarb Overview

Genus containing around 44 hardy, fleshy-rooted perennials including the commercially grown vegetable, rhubarb, which is consumed as food and used to produce a variety of products. Typically grown for their overall appearance, attractive foliage and sometimes edible stalks. Flowers are produced in dense clusters on spikes above the foliage, these are typically red or cream and some species have large modified leaves surrounding them. Some species in this genus can grow to large sizes so should be given plenty of space.

How to propagate Rhubarb

Seed

You can propagate from seed.

Division

Division.

Other uses of Rhubarb

Grown for their foliage and striking overall appearance.