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Rheum palmatum tanguticum Red

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Rheum palmatum tanguticum Red



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Love the big leaves, Amy. I don’t know this one at all. It’s rhubarb I’m guessing? I’m not up on my fruit and veg!!!

2 Jun, 2021

 

Its not Rhubarb Kate but it is the same family , the leaves are huge ...

2 Jun, 2021

 

Ah, right, thanks Amy. I do love these lovely big leaves..and the shape!

3 Jun, 2021

 

I admire those luscious leaves!

3 Jun, 2021

 

I wish I had the space for plants with leaves this big, looks so tropical.

6 Jun, 2021

 

WOW! 😱 What big leaves!!! 😂

7 Jun, 2021

 

No room for this beauty in the new garden, but what whopper! It's fabulous.

8 Jun, 2021

 

Thanks all ,it is spectacular , It seems to be getting bigger every day ...

8 Jun, 2021

 

you're famous for your interesting plants, Amy. love this! at first I thought you were growing cardoon!

8 Jun, 2021

 

I try Lori its a very much trial & error in this poor sandy soil , it does look similar to a cardoon doesn't it

12 Jun, 2021

 

I think where I have placed my front garden must been an old sand pit, either that or, they dumped a whole sand pit in my yard. it swallows compost... the drainage is amazing...and I've decided it's a good spot to relocate my wildly independent hollyhocks. when you're given lemons... Make Lemonade! lol... I'm intererested in the stalks of this rheum. are they fleshy and edible? I thought you were growing cardoon.. or do I have you confused with someone else? I grew cardoon at the very beginning of my garden in town. It was huge, amazingly pretty and architectural, but alas, an annual in my zone. It's one of those lovely big (edible) plants that are completely out of fashion now. I've since found a hardy, architectural perrennial, Macleaya.. plume poppy. I first planted it 2 years ago and it is spreading happily. we had a late frost this spring, and it was frozen back, but is coming along well now.

12 Jun, 2021

 

Sorry Lori you can't eat the stalks of the Rheum Palmatum , I'm not sure if its poisonous ... you can eat the stalks of the Cardoon , also you may be thinking of Artichokes which look very similar , I'm not keen on eating them a lot of people like them they dip the 'leaves' in a sauce before eating .. also beware of the 'choke '
I had Macleaya plants in my previous garden they spread to quick and fast for my garden ,luckily you have the advantage of lots of room they look amazing in a large block ...

14 Jun, 2021



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