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Rheum x hybridum 'Raspberry Red' (Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
3 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.45m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Rhubarb leaves contain poisonous substances.  Dispose of them on the compost heap.
Toxic - Rhubarb leaves contain poisonous substances.  Dispose of them on the compost heap.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Rheum x hybridum 'Raspberry Red'

Other names: Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red'

Genus: Rheum Rheum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Raspberry Red' _ 'Raspberry Red' is a vigorous perennial with large, glossy, wrinkled, mid-green leaves and deep red, edible stems ready for harvest in mid- to late spring.


Rheum x hybridum 'Raspberry Red' is: Deciduous

Flower: Cream in Summer; Cream in Autumn

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Irregular

Toxicity: Rhubarb leaves contain poisonous substances. Dispose of them on the compost heap.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases: Crown rot , Honey fungus Crown rot , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning: Remove any flowering shoots that appear. Divide every five years. Harvest stalks in April (hold the stalk close to the ground and twist) always leaving at least 4 stalks at any given time. Cut back old, dead leaves in autumn. This cultivar does not requir. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Rheum x hybridum 'Raspberry Red' (Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation: Plant in late autumn or early winter in any fertile soil (except waterlogged) in an open position in full sun. Dig soil in autumn adding compost or well-rotted manure. Rake in fertilizer shortly before planting. Plant crowns 2.5 cm below soil surface.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Rheum x hybridum 'Raspberry Red'

Other names: Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red'

Genus: Rheum Rheum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Raspberry Red' _ 'Raspberry Red' is a vigorous perennial with large, glossy, wrinkled, mid-green leaves and deep red, edible stems ready for harvest in mid- to late spring.


Rheum x hybridum 'Raspberry Red' is: Deciduous

Flower: Cream in Summer; Cream in Autumn

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Irregular

Toxicity: Rhubarb leaves contain poisonous substances. Dispose of them on the compost heap.

Watch out for

Specific diseases: Crown rot , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning: Remove any flowering shoots that appear. Divide every five years. Harvest stalks in April (hold the stalk close to the ground and twist) always leaving at least 4 stalks at any given time. Cut back old, dead leaves in autumn. This cultivar does not requir. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Rheum x hybridum 'Raspberry Red' (Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation: Plant in late autumn or early winter in any fertile soil (except waterlogged) in an open position in full sun. Dig soil in autumn adding compost or well-rotted manure. Rake in fertilizer shortly before planting. Plant crowns 2.5 cm below soil surface.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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