Stand back when you plant this Rheum! Not for the weak of heart or the small garden. The flower stalks are taller than me and the leaves -- well -- I can remember my kids using these leaves for umbrellas when they were young. Those were imagination days when no electricity, no electricity and long summer days. I may be just a bit prejudice but I love ornamental rhubarb.
The Chinese call this plant Chinese licorice and use it for medicinal purposes for fever, diarrhea, and to reduce dyspepsia.
Height x Width: 48-72" x 36-48"
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage: Very Large
Price: #1, $12.00