Rheum × hybridum 'Giant Grooveless Crimson'
rhubarb 'Giant Grooveless Crimson'
An herbaceous perennial with uniformly tall leaves from ground-level. The green leaves are supported by red stems which are reported to be less acidic than some varieties
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
- Potentially harmful
- Harmful if eaten, except cooked leaf stalks
Rheum are robust rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with large, simple or palmately lobed leaves and tall leafy stems bearing large panicles of tiny flowers
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moisture-retentive but well-drained, deep fertile soil in good light. See rhubarb cultivation for further advice
Propagate by division in late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
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