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

Beginner
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.45m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
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

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Toxicity

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

Flower

Cream in Summer; Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

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. 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

Propagation methods

Division


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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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer; Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


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. 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

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


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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