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Rheum alexandrae
Common Name: Noble rhubarb, Sikkim rhubarb Family: Polygonaceae (The Buckwheat Family)

Rheum alexandrae
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This species of rhubarb has heart-shaped leaves with green tops and intense burgundy veins. Tall spires of yellow flowers reach skywards in early summer protected by distinctive and amazing yellow bracts. A truly dramatic focal point plant. Prefers a deep, humus-rich, moisture retentive yet well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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