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Rheum x hybridum 'The Sutton' (Rhubarb 'The Sutton')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Rheum x hybridum 'The Sutton'

Other names

Rhubarb 'The Sutton'

Genus

Rheum Rheum

Variety or Cultivar

'The Sutton' _ 'The Sutton' is a vigorous, upright perennial with large, glossy, wrinkled, dark green leaves and long, edible, red or red-flushed, green stems ready for harvest in late spring or early summer.


Rheum x hybridum 'The Sutton' 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

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-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. Do not harvest the first year after planting. 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. Divide e

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant dormant crows from autumn to spring in any fertile soil (except waterlogged) in an open, sunny site. Dig in well-rotted manure before planting. Plant crown tip so it is just visible above the soil. Water regularly in dry spells.

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.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Rheum x hybridum 'The Sutton'

Other names

Rhubarb 'The Sutton'

Genus

Rheum Rheum

Variety or Cultivar

'The Sutton' _ 'The Sutton' is a vigorous, upright perennial with large, glossy, wrinkled, dark green leaves and long, edible, red or red-flushed, green stems ready for harvest in late spring or early summer.

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

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Crown rot , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Remove any flowering shoots that appear. Do not harvest the first year after planting. 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. Divide e

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant dormant crows from autumn to spring in any fertile soil (except waterlogged) in an open, sunny site. Dig in well-rotted manure before planting. Plant crown tip so it is just visible above the soil. Water regularly in dry spells.

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.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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