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Rheum ‘Ace of Hearts’
Rheum ‘Ace of Hearts’
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Rheum ‘Ace of Hearts’

Ornamental Rhubarb

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.453.020

Related to regular old garden rhubarb, the ornamental forms are wonderful for their bold, architectural effect in the border. This selection has large arching spade shaped green leaves with showy beet-red backsides. Bizarre spikes of soft-pink flowers tower overhead in summer. Leaves are completely red in the spring when they first emerge. Plants must have a rich, constantly moist site to perform their best. Clumps may be divided in early spring, but this is seldom necessary. Stems are not edible. CAUTION: Toxic if eaten.

Further details for
Rheum ‘Ace of Hearts’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.