Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum
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5 years to reach maturity
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'
Sow in autumn.
Divide in Spring
Special features of Chinese Rhubarb 'Tanguticum'
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.