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Alexander's Rhubarb

Rheum alexandreae

Also known as

Alexander's Ornamental Rhubarb

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

60cm

1m

Min

40cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Alexander's Rhubarb Overview

This perennial produces large glossy, dark green leaves that have heart-shaped bases and pronounced veins. In early summer it produces erect panicles of tiny, star-shaped, yellow-green flowers that are covered by creamy brats which hang over them.

Common problems with Alexander's Rhubarb

Generally pest & disease free but can occasionally suffer from blackfly.

    How to harvest Alexander's Rhubarb

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Alexander's Rhubarb

    Division

    Divide in spring.

    Special features of Alexander's Rhubarb

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Alexander's Rhubarb

    An architectural flower for cottage and informal garden beds and borders.