• Rheum officinale

Rheum officinale

Tibetan Rhubarb, Chinese Rhubarb
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£10.99

Quick Overview

  • Large exotic foliage
  • Stout stem and roots
  • Tall panicles of white flowers
  • Hardy herbaceous perennial
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Description

Rheum officinale is an attractive ornamental rhubarb from China and Tibet with large scalloped foliage and a stout hollow stem with fine white hairs at the nodes. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a digestive tonic and purgative it will be of more interest to the exotic gardener for its large leaves which bear a resemblance to ordinary garden rhubarb but are somewhat larger. It has tall panicles of white flowers in spring which are followed by large winged seeds.

Like most Rheums it forms a large clump over time with a stout root and rhizomes and once established is a spectacular addition to the garden.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Polygonaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin China: Fujian, Guizhou, Southwest Henan, West Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan
Cultivation Moist rich soil
Eventual Height 70cm: Inflorescence rising to 1.4m
Eventual Spread 1.5m
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial

Rheum officinale

Tibetan Rhubarb, Chinese Rhubarb
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£10.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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