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Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'

Other names

Rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum'

Genus

Rheum Rheum

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Purple in Spring; Purple, Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Crown rot Crown rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'

Other names

Rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum'

Genus

Rheum Rheum

Species

R. palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' - R. palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' is a robust herbaceous perennial, grown for its large, palmate leaves that are purple when young.

Foliage

Deciduous

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Purple in Spring; Purple, Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific diseases

Crown rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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