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Common Name: Chinese/ Ornamental Rhubarb
Plant Family: Polygonaceae
3 in stock
Hardiness/minimum temperature: HardyPosition/ Situation: Bog GardensSun/ Shade: Sun to Part ShadePlanting Style: architecturalSeason of Interest: Summer to AutumnFlower Colour: PinkLeaf Colour: PurpleHeight: large (up to 12 feet)Soil Type: Heavy/ClaySoil PH: No preferenceRabbit & Deer Resistance: Deer & Rabbit Resistant PlantsResistance to Honey Fungus: Resistant to Honey FungusRHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
A choice form with larger leaves than the species which retain their reddish purple tinge throughout the season. Tall plumes of pink red or white flowers from May to June. Makes a superb specimen in a border or by the waterside and can be used as an alternative to Gunnera. For moist-boggy soil in sun to part shade. Shelter from strong winds. Suitable for Clay soil. Mature plants grow to about 2.4m in height and spread
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The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.