RHEUM palmatum var. tanguticum

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RHEUM palmatum var. tanguticum

Chinese Rhubarb, Turkey Rhubarb, Ornamental Rhubarb (Da-Huang)
Select Item No. RA082

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Polygonaceae
Origin: China
Special Features: Colorful, reddish new growth developing into deeply lobed palmate foliage. Interesting flowering panicles followed by attractive seed heads. A long-lived perennial with architectural merit. TCM plant.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream / pink / salmon / red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: white, pink or red
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: large 60 cm (24''), lobed
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 200 cm
Spacing between Plants: 125 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / solitary plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 16.66667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
60
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
30 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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