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Botanical name: Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'
Other names: Rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum'
Species: R. palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' - R. palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' is a robust herbaceous perennial, grown for its large, palmate leaves that are purple when young.
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' is: Deciduous
Flower: Dark-pink in Summer
Foliage: Purple, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green, Purple in Summer
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest free.
Specific diseases: Crown rot
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Waterside, Woodland
Cultivation: Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch with well-rotted farmyard manure in late winter or spring.
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|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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