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Rheum rhabarbarum 'Champagne Early' (Rhubarb 'Champagne Early')

Beginner
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rheum rhabarbarum 'Champagne Early'

Other names

Rhubarb 'Champagne Early'

Genus

Rheum Rheum

Variety or Cultivar

'Champagne Early' _ 'Champagne Early' is a perennial plant that grows from thick short rhizomes, forming long, succulent deep-red stalks and triangular leaf blades from spring.


Rheum rhabarbarum 'Champagne Early' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Toxicity

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

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Crown rot , Honey fungus Crown rot , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Remove any flowering shoots that appear. Divide every five years. Start pulling stalks in April (hold the stalk close to the ground and twist) but never leave the plant stripped (always leave at least 4 stalks). Remember to dispose of toxic leaves.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Rheum rhabarbarum 'Champagne Early' (Rhubarb 'Champagne Early') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in any fertile soil (not winter waterlogged) in an open position in full sun. Dig soil in autumn adding compost or well-rotted manure. Rake in some fertilizer shortly before planting. Plant crowns tops 2.5 cm (1in) below the 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

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Rheum rhabarbarum 'Champagne Early'

Other names

Rhubarb 'Champagne Early'

Genus

Rheum Rheum

Variety or Cultivar

'Champagne Early' _ 'Champagne Early' is a perennial plant that grows from thick short rhizomes, forming long, succulent deep-red stalks and triangular leaf blades from spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Crown rot , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Remove any flowering shoots that appear. Divide every five years. Start pulling stalks in April (hold the stalk close to the ground and twist) but never leave the plant stripped (always leave at least 4 stalks). Remember to dispose of toxic leaves.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rheum rhabarbarum 'Champagne Early' (Rhubarb 'Champagne Early') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in any fertile soil (not winter waterlogged) in an open position in full sun. Dig soil in autumn adding compost or well-rotted manure. Rake in some fertilizer shortly before planting. Plant crowns tops 2.5 cm (1in) below the 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

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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