Join the RHS today and support our charitable work
Free personalised gardening advice
RHS members get reduced ticket prices
RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens
Free entry to RHS members at selected times »
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Help us achieve our goals
Join the RHS today and support our charity
I have forgotten my password
Register for free to receive our newsletters, add comments to blogs/articles and to save content.
See what events are on near you and browse your bookmarked pages.
We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
When using this search
Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
Other common names
rhubarb 'Ace of Hearts'
Rheum × hybridum 'Ace Of Hearts' Rheum 'Ace of Spades'
Rheum are robust rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with large, simple or palmately lobed leaves and tall leafy stems bearing large panicles of tiny flowers
'Ace of Hearts' is an ornamental rhubarb; a hybrid between the giant R. palmatum and the more diminutive R. kialense making it well-suited to smaller gardens. Leaves are heart-shaped and veined red on the underside. Pale pink flower spikes rise from the clumps in early summer
Toxicity May cause severe discomfort if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Requires a moisture-retentive but well-draining situation in sun or partial shade. Benefits from mulching
Propagate by division in Spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Architectural Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Deadhead spent flower spikes
Pests Generally trouble-free but may suffer from blackfly (black aphids)
RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.
We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.