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Rhubarb Success
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Rhubarb Success (Rheum x hybridum) is a prolific producing variety with beautiful dark red stems. More resistant to viruses and pests than other varieties, Success produces commercial quality Rhubarb that can be picked all year round.

Rhubarb prefers a full sun position but will tolerate part shade, and plants can struggle in warmer or humid climates, even with adequate water. Rhubarb requires a cold Winter to grow well, and the best stem colour is produced in the cooler months.

Plant crowns in an open sunny position in a well drained improved soil. Ensure plants have adequate water in dry periods for optimum growth. Remove any flower stems that may form and harvest only lightly in the first year. Crowns can be left undisturbed for up to 5 years before needing to be divided.
Harvest stems by pulling the thickest stalks gently off the crown. Ensure the whole stem comes away as any stub left will rot and cause disease. Only the stems of Rhubarb are edible, leaves are VERY toxic to both humans and animals.

Supplied as a bare rooted plant.

  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Grows 90cm wide
  • Grows to 90cm high
  • Ideal Growing Regions:
  • Cool
  • Temperate
  • Arid
  • View growing regions on the Climate Map

Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-June to August, unless sold out.

$9.60

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Common Name: RHUBARB
Botanical Name: Rheum x hybridum
Family Name: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Size: 70cm – 1.5m
Planting Width: 1 – 1.5m Depth: A hole large enough to accommodate the root mass should be dug. The crown of the plant (where the leaves and roots meet) should be planted at the soil surface. Cover the roots with soil and water the plant well. If planted too deep it can cause rotting and death to the plants. Ideally, plants can be placed into mounded beds, and this will assist with any drainage problems.
Positioning: Full to part sun
General Care: Many perennial plants are supplied as bare rooted crowns. The root section may resemble a ballerinas’ skirt, or hairy leggy bits, and the crown or growing tip often resembles a mass of dead leaves or stems. Upon receipt of your order: It is recommended that these are planted as soon after receipt as possible. If you cannot, store in a cool, well ventilated area in the original packaging. This is only suitable for a few days as the plants may die if allowed to dry out or stay too wet.
General Information: Very easy to grow with large dark green leaves, Rhubarb is a tasty and ornamental addition to the vegetable garden.
Soil: Well drained and very rich soil with lots of organic matter.
Watering: Rhubarb likes a lot of water and being moist. Do not allow plants to dry out as this will inhibit growth.
Fertilising: After planting add a cup of general-purpose fertiliser per plant. Thrives with regular composting. Be sure not to use fresh manure as this is too acidic and will burn it.
Pruning: Crowns need to be dug up in winter and trimmed or separated to ensure another good growing season. After winter cut off the last leaves and mulch well to assist in keeping soil moist. When harvesting, cut stalks with a sharp knife at ground level. Stop harvesting when new stalks being produced are thin. Likes Cool to cold environment.
Pests: Snails and crown rot can be a problem.
✔ Ideal for ornamental look in semi shade and awkward corner.
Tips: It is not a good idea to harvest stalks in the first year. DO NOT eat the leaves as they are toxic, however safe to compost.

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Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.

Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter