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Rheum Genus

Rhubarb

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Rheum genus (Rhubarb). This are about 50 species of rhizomatous perennials, they are grown for their striking appearance and large basal leaves, they are usually coarsely toothed and have prominent midribs and veins. The flowers are tiny and star-shaped, they will appear in the summer and are followed by winged fruits.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, China

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and striking overall appearance.

Cultivation

They prefer full sun or partial-shade with deep moist, humus-rich soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to viruses.

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