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Rheum palmatum (chinese rhubarb)

Rheum Palmatum (Chinese Rhubarb)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: deep, moist, humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June Flower colour: white, pink or crimson
Other features: the leaves may cause severe discomfort if ingested
Hardiness: fully hardy
Tall spires of white, pink or crimson flowers in early summer held proudly above coarsely toothed, reddish-green leaves becoming dark green with age. This form of Chinese rhubarb has larger leaves than other varieties, often purple-tinted. Requiring considerably less space than gunnera, it's an excellent architectural plant for the moist margins of a medium-sized domestic pond.Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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