Rheum palmatum

chinese rhubarb

2 litre pot £9.99 Email me when in stock
1 year guarantee

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: deep, moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Flower colour: white, pink or crimson
  • Other features: the leaves may cause severe discomfort if ingested
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tall spires of white, pink or crimson flowers in early summer held proudly above coarsely toothed, reddish-green leaves becoming dark green with age. This form of Chinese rhubarb has larger leaves than other varieties, often purple-tinted. Requiring considerably less space than gunnera, it's an excellent architectural plant for the moist margins of a medium-sized domestic pond.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten

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  • Q:

    Can I have a white flowering Rheum?

    I am looking for a Rheum with white flowers. On your website it says the flowers are either red, pink or white. Is it possible for you to send one that definitely has white flowers?
    Asked on 5/8/2005 by Shelley Harris

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    • A:

      Unfortunately we can't guarantee the flower colour of the Rheum we sell, nor can we select ones with white flowers for you. If the flower colour is really important, then the only thing I can suggest is to buy a variety, such as Rheum 'Ace of Hearts', which has very pale pink to white flowers.

      Answered on 5/9/2005 by Crocus
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