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Ornamental Rhubarb

Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'

Also known as

Rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum', Rheum

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Ornamental Rhubarb Overview

This vigorous perennial has rich purple leaves when young which fad to a dark green as they mature but it's undersides remain a purplish colour.

Common problems with Ornamental Rhubarb

Generally pest free but can be attacked by crown rot and a virus.

How to harvest Ornamental Rhubarb

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Ornamental Rhubarb

Seed

Sown in autumn.

Division

Divide crowns in Spring

Special features of Ornamental Rhubarb

Attractive leaves

Wet sites

Other uses of Ornamental Rhubarb

Bog, ornamental, foliage