Botanical Name: Rheum palmatum tanguticum
Common Name: Giant Chinese Rhubarb Tanguticum
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 10
Rheum palmatum tanguticum, Giant Chinese Rhubarb Tanguticum: If you love Gunnera but do not quite have the room then this superb architecturally and imposing Chinese Rhubarb is for you. Stunning, immense spikes of pink fluffy pannicles emerge in early summer resembling huge feather dusters. The deeply cut green leaves form a large imposing and decorative mound, these turn deep maroon in autumn before going into winter dormancy. A long live perennial that is ideal as a structural plant and great to use as a focal point in the garden. Enjoys a humus rich well drained but moist soil in full sun or part shade. 2.4 m H x 1.8 m W.
Sow Rhubarb seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time . Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost to their own depth. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Sowing in Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden. Best planted after frost finished for the first seasons growth.