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Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum

Also called Tatarian Rhubarb


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Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum - Ornamental Rhubarb

More About Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum

  • **Harmful if ingested!!**
  • Grown for their large, basal leaves and tall, flower stalks
  • Crimson-purple leaves emerge from bright red buds
  • Giant leaves have deep, jagged edges
  • Tall stems bear panicles of white, pink or crimson flowers
  • Foliage fades to dark green by mid to late season

Zone:

5

Height:

90-100 cm

Spread:

90-100 cm
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Ornamental Rhubarb Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum is an ornamental rhubarb growing best in a moist, humus, rich soil, in full sun to partial shade. Grow this ornamental rhubarb near water or in a moist border. Unlike Rheum x hybridum, which is grown for its edible properties, Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum is cultivated for its ornamental appeal and should never be harvested for edible purposes. ***Harmful if ingested!!!***


Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum Characteristics

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Poisonous
Poisonous
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Crimson
Green (dark)
Burgundy

Landscape uses

Specimen