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Rheum rhabarbarum 'Canada Red'


Rheum rhabarbarum 'Canada Red' is a culinary rhubarb with short, tender stalks that are bright red, tender, very sweet and juicy.

Rheum rhabarbarum 'Canada Red' is a top cultivar of culinary rhubarb. It is noted for its shorter, more slender stalks that are tender, very sweet and juicy with good, red colour. Although rhubarb is a vegetable, the stalks are often used like a fruit in the production of preserves and desserts, the most famous being strawberry rhubarb pie! Remove the large leaves and discard before cooking. Bold spikes of white flowers emerge in summer and should be removed to encourage more foliage growth. Makes for a beautiful ornamental too in a sunny flower bed. Do not harvest until the second year. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Culinary Rhubarb - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Polygonaceae (The Buckwheat Family)

Zone Hardiness: 1-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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