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| Rhubarb, Chinese Rhubarb|
Leaves grow basally, and are two to three feet long, deeply palmately lobed. Tiny white, pink, or reddish flowers have a six-part calyx, no petals, and bloom in panicles on tall, branched stems. Fruits are three-sided, white, pink, or rust-colored, quite longlasting, and are perhaps more interesting than the flowers.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical
Plant Use: As a specimen plant, in the border, as an accent plant.
Width: Minimum: 48 inches Maximum: 120 inches
Foliage Texture: coarse
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: An ornamental relative of the more familiar, edible rhubarb, R. rhabarbarum. Requires deeply dug, fertile soil. Annual fertilizer applications are recommended.