Rheum alexandrae is a rare species of rhubarb from the mountains of China and Tibet with heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers.
Rheum alexandrae is a species of rhubarb from the mountains of China and Tibet with 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
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Wetlands.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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