Rhubarb, Himalayan (Rheum emodi), packet of 10 seeds
Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae)
Hardy to Zones 5 to 9
(Syn. Rheum australe) Native to the Himalayas. Unexpectedly, after trials of all our rhubarbs, we found this to be the reddest-stemmed in our collection. When grown in the perfect location will make gigantic leaves measuring up to 3 feet across and flowering to 9 feet. Source of medicinal rhubarb root sold in local Himalayan markets as a laxative. 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 GMO’s