Rheum rhabarbarum

A nutritious perennial herb with stout edible stems in a brilliant ruby red which can be stewed for desserts. Leaves toxic.

  • Growing Tip: Prefers a permanent bed of deep, friable well-drained soil. Keep well watered and mulched. Harvest outer stalks when they snap cleanly.
  • Position: Full sun
  • Height / Spacing: 80-100cm
  • Lifespan: Perennial
  • Planting Time: Spring, Summer (Sept-Dec)
  • Harvest: Good stalk yields occur in the second year.
  • Range: Garden Harvest

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