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Rheum alexandrae


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You ain't seen nothing like this before! It's a rhubarb with a difference.


Description:
This species of rhubarb has heart-shaped leaves with green tops and intense burgundy veins. Tall spires of yellow flowers reach skywards in early summer protected by distinctive and amazing yellow bracts. A truly dramatic focal point plant. Prefers a deep, humus-rich, moisture retentive yet well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade.


Common Name: Noble rhubarb, Sikkim rhubarb

Family: Polygonaceae (The Buckwheat Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wetlands.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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