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Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum


Ornamental Rhubarb

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.453.030


Cousins to regular old garden rhubarb, the ornamental forms are wonderful for their bold, architectural effect in the border. This form has large pointy-edged leaves tinged with bronzy-red in spring, later becoming green. Bizarre spikes of flowers tower overhead in summer, in shades of soft pink to red, and these are interesting as cut flowers. Plants must have a rich, moist site to perform their best. Clumps may be divided in early spring, but this is seldom necessary. Roots have been used medicinally in China, but the stems are not edible. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
  Mixed
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Bronze
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   90-180 cm
   35-70 inches
Spread
   90-100 cm
   35-39 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum


Ornamental Rhubarb

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.453.030


Cousins to regular old garden rhubarb, the ornamental forms are wonderful for their bold, architectural effect in the border. This form has large pointy-edged leaves tinged with bronzy-red in spring, later becoming green. Bizarre spikes of flowers tower overhead in summer, in shades of soft pink to red, and these are interesting as cut flowers. Plants must have a rich, moist site to perform their best. Clumps may be divided in early spring, but this is seldom necessary. Roots have been used medicinally in China, but the stems are not edible. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
  Mixed
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Bronze
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   90-180 cm
   35-70 inches
Spread
   90-100 cm
   35-39 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.