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Rheum rhabarbarum 'Red Champagne'


Rheum rhabarbarum 'Red Champagne' is an old variety of rhubarb with long red stems that are tasty sweet and an early producer.

Rheum rhabarbarum 'Red Champagne' is an old variety of culinary rhubarb that has been tested for its reliability, low maintenance, and early production. This cultivar has long, scarlet stems that are deliciously sweet to the taste. Technically a vegetable, use just the stalks as a fruit in the production of preserves and desserts. 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. Also makes for a beautiful ornamental 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: found in marsh meadows, and steamsides to scrub and rocky slopes


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

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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