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A picture of a Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'

Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'

Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

2m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum' Overview

Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum is an ornamental robust perennial plant that bears lobed, red-green leaves, turning dark green and becomes tinted purple with age. Very tall flowering stems bear upright panicles of white, pink or red flowers.

Common problems with Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'

Generally pest free but can be attacked from a virus and suffer from crown rot.

How to harvest Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'

Seed

Sow in autumn.

Division

Divide in Spring

Special features of Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Other uses of Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'

An architectural plant that prefers a moist humus rich soil it suits waterside and woodland locations but also suits being included in the borders of cottage or informal gardens.

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