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Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' /Ornamental Rhubarb

Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'   / Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'
A massive leaf of ornamental rhubarb
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A massive leaf of ornamental rhubarb

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Scientific Name: Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'
Common Name: Ornamental Rhubarb
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This selection is grown for its large, spikey leaves that are reddish-purple when they first unfurl in spring. The leaf petioles become reddish at the leaves grow. Leaves are as much as 3' across, deeply cut and lobed. Stalks, 6'-8' in height, bearing clouds of cerise-pink flowers in late spring.