Botanical name: Rheum x hybridum 'Raspberry Red'
Other names: Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red'
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.
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...
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
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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