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Rheum species/Rhubarb

Rheum species / Rheum species
Large handsome foliage with striking red colored stems
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Large handsome foliage with striking red colored stems

At its best in late winter and early spring before hot weather arrives

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Scientific Name: Rheum species
Common Name: Rhubarb
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: This is the ornamental rhubarb that is a perennial but is normally treated as a cool season annual that produces large colorful foliage and red fleshy leaf stems commonly called rhubarb sticks. It cannot tolerate hot weather so plant it early enough to enjoy the striking foliage and leaf stems during the spring.