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Rheum palmatum 'Rubrum' is a clump-forming perennial ornamental rhubarb with wine purple new foliage,unfolding into purple-green lobed leaves up to 70cm across and panicles of deep red flowers that rise on 2m long stems in early summer. This ornamental rhubarb is an architectural plant that demands space but bear in mind it goes semi dormant in late summer so a late developing annual can occupy the same space.

Prefers a fertile, moisture-retentive soil. Mulch in winter to help retain moisture and encourage production of the largest leaves.

Deadhead spikes after flowering.

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1.5-2.5 metres in 2-5 years

Spread: 1.5-2.5 metres

The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale

Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)


Rheum palmatum 'Rubrum' 15cm pot or division

SKU: BP202401098
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