Big elongated, heart-shaped, crinkled leaves and red-tinted leaf stalks (Victoria greenish stalks) make a colorful display in the garden.
Never remove all leaves from a single plant. Stop harvesting when slender leaf stalks appear. After harvest, feed and water freely.
Leafstalks are pleasantly acid and are stewed or baked as a fruit in pies, cakes, tarts, puddings, sauces, jellies, jams, etc.
Some claim the juice pressed from hardened old stalks yields a delicious wine rivaling champagne.
Rheum rhabarbarum C/Matures 3 yrs/Harvest 4-8/Yield 70-280/Spacing 24”