Rhubarb, Alexander (Rheum alexandrae), packet of 10 seeds
Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
Herbaceous perennial native to Yunnan Province of Western China and also found in Tibet, this is a high altitude medicinal rhubarb that is an alternative source of Da-huang. Leaves lime green, stems red. The plant is tolerant of clay soils and prefers a full sun position with moist, fertile, poorly drained soil. Sow in spring. Prick seedlings into gallon pots and grow for a year, then transplant to garden or landscape.
10 seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMOs
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Eric Kurfman –
Is this a relative of or the same as rhubarb that we commonly know in America as a pie filling??
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Richo Cech –
eric, a relative, yes, but not the same. if you’re after pie filling, go for any of the Rheum rhabarbarum cultivars such as our “Glaskin’s Perennial” or “Victoria.” richo