Rheum x hybridum
Growth: Forms a large clump with huge leaves on fleshy stalks. Grow in the cottage garden, vegetable garden or in a woodland setting. Useful as an edible or as a bold ornamental plant.
Characteristics: One of the first perennials to come up in the spring. Grows quickly in suitable conditions. Performs best in full sun to part shade in moisture retentive soil. Tender pink-to-red leaf stalks are used as an edible fruit early in the spring. In hot, dry periods, the plant may go into partial dormancy.
Colours: Very large, heart-shaped, dark green leaves on reddish stalks with ornamental white plumes of flowers in spring.
Size: Height 3-5’ (90-150 cm)
Width 4’ (120cm)
On site: 2 gal $15.00