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£7.99  Rheum palmatum 'Astrosanguineum' - 2Ltr    


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Plant Details

Soil Type: Boggy, Clay, Fertile/moist/well-drained
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Hardiness  Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
(Chinese rhubarb)
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Family Polygonaceae
Originating from China

A bold and robust hardy perennial. Enormous scarlet buds emerge from the ground in spring, unfolding into crinkled, crimson palmate leaves, extending to 90cm long. The top surface fades to green as the season progresses but they retain a purple underside. In summer, strong stems up to 2m long bear cerise/pink flowering panicles.
Grow in moist, humus rich soil in sun/part shade. Will tolerate a drier soil if planted in shade.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 2.5m

Spread 1.5m
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