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RHEUM 'ACE OF HEARTS'

Polygonaceae

Spade shaped leaves 40cm. held up so the pink backs are visible, grey and maroon flower spikes May-Jun, 60cm. (R.kialense x R.palmatum). . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM ACUMINATUM

Upright leaves not dissimilar to R.Ace of Hearts but coarser, dark red flowers May-Jun, 80cm. Probably prefers acid organic soil. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM ACUMINATUM

RHEUM ALEXANDRAE

Polygonaceae

Heart-shaped leaves, spires of dramatic cream flowers, 65cm. moist open site in good soil if possible. Late into growth. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM ALEXANDRAE

RHEUM ALEXANDRAE HYBRIDS

Seedlings from R.alexandrae that had crossed with R.australe. Large green heart-shaped leaves. 1.5-2m spikes of cream flowers lacking bracts. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM ALEXANDRAE hybrids

RHEUM AUSTRALE

Polygonaceae

Reddish spear-shaped leaves, red veins, greeny-white flowers May, 60cm. Easy even dry shade when established. (R.emodi). From the Indian Himalayas. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM AUSTRALE

RHEUM AUSTRALE 'PINK MARBLE'

Polygonaceae

Large rounded pink and cream marbled leaves, 45cm. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM AUSTRALE

RHEUM CF.NOBILE ACE 1795

Polygonaceae

Seed coll.Big Snow Mtn, Sichuan, scree, 4200-4600m. Pyramidal plant, 60cm, dark red basal foliage. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM cf.NOBILE ACE 1795

RHEUM DELAVAYI

Tablespoon shaped and sized leaves with red veins, 12cm, flowers 25cm. Died - likes high humidity and acid organic soils. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM DELAVAYI

RHEUM 'HOLSTEINER BLUT'

Tall heads of white flowers which are a remarkable contrast to the enormous jagged red foliage May-Jun, 1.2m. Easy and requires only ordinary garden soil. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM KIALENSE

Ornamental rhubarb, small heart-shaped leaves and small maroon and white flowers May-Jun, 25cm. Easy, not dry shade. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM KIALENSE

RHEUM MAXIMUM

Leathery rounded leaves, spikes of creamy white flowers Jun, 75cm. probably likes organic acid soil. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM MAXIMUM

RHEUM MOORCROFTIANUM

Polygonaceae

Thick greyish ace-of-spades-shaped foliage, foliage 25cm, flowers 50cm. . Bob's score = 2 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM MOORCROFTIANUM

RHEUM NOBILE

Polygonaceae

Spoon-shaped reddish leaves, medium sized plant - likes high humidity and organic soil. Bugger. . Bob's score = 2 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM NOBILE

RHEUM PALMATUM

Large jagged red-backed leaves, red when young and red or white flowers, 3m. The best forms have leaves that are perky allowing glimpses of pink underbellies. . Bob's score = 6.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM PALMATUM

RHEUM PALMATUM 'ATROSANGUINEUM'

Polygonaceae

Big bold jagged reddish leaves especially in spring 75cm, carmine flowers 2m. Good soil not too dry, sun or half shade. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM PALMATUM

RHEUM PALMATUM 'BOWLES' CRIMSON'

Polygonaceae

Sumptuous crimson leaves Feb-May turn greener later but may improve in autumn, pink flowers Apr-May, 2m. Easy. Underplant with cheap red tulips to cause fainting in spring. Vegetatively propagated. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM PALMATUM

RHEUM PALMATUM 'FERGUSON'S RED'

Polygonaceae

Distinctive long lobed palmate foliage red when young, foliage 1m, white flowers 2m. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM PALMATUM

RHEUM PALMATUM 'HADSPEN CRIMSON'

Polygonaceae

Big bold jagged pinky, leaves deep pink when young 1.1m, contrasting white flowers Apr-May, 3m. Easy. Divisions from the original Hadspen plant selected by Eric Smith. . Bob's score = 9 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM PALMATUM

RHEUM PALMATUM 'RED HERALD'

Polygonaceae

Sumptuous red foliage goes greener but retains much red in summer, startling red flowers May-Jun, 2m. Divisions not seedlings. . Bob's score = 9 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM PALMATUM

RHEUM PALMATUM SEEDLINGS FROM 'BOWLES' CRIMSON'

Seedlings from a form with sumptuous crimson leaves Feb-May which turn greener later but may improve in autumn, carmine flowers Apr-May, 2m. Easy but not hot dry sites. Young leaves are never typical. Some seedlings may be better, some worse. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM PALMATUM seedlings from

RHEUM PALMATUM SEEDLINGS FROM 'HADSPEN CRIMSON'

Polygonaceae

Big bold jagged pinky, leaves deep pink when young, white flowers - a dramatic contrast. 2m. Easy. Juvenile foliage ordinary. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM PALMATUM seedlings from

RHEUM RETICULATUM CHEN YI T-533

Polygonaceae

Small foliage heavily reticulated with raised veins, short yellow-white flowers and red seed heads, 15cm. Collected 3100m.altitude. Qinghai, China[Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan]. Deep stony soil, scree. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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RHEUM RETICULATUM CHEN YI T-533

RHEUM RIBES

Polygonaceae

Large crumpled grey-green leaves, short spikes of green and red flowers May-Jun, 50cm. Easy. Look in Phillips and Rix, Perennials, p132. Very impressive. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM RIBES

RHEUM SP. CC 4612

Polygonaceae

Red seeds. Moist cliffs, 3600m.altitude, NW Himalayas. Nice bold upright seed heads colour well, rounded plain foliage, 1m. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SP. CC 4612

RHEUM SP. CC 4613

Polygonaceae

Pink seeds. Moist cliffs, 3600m.altitude, NW Himalayas. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SP. CC 4613

RHEUM SP. CC 4768

Polygonaceae

2700m.alt.open locations, NW Himalayas. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SP. CC 4768

RHEUM SP. CLB1408

Very ordinary, very unhappy - lime hater? . Bob's score = 1 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SP. CLB1408

RHEUM SP. CMS 157

Polygonaceae

Lovely crumpled green foliage. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SP. CMS 157

RHEUM SP. FEDTACHENKOI

Polygonaceae

Dwarf rhubarb. Krinkled grey-flushed foliage 20cm. Several flower heads stick up like fat grey-green fingers Apr-May, 22cm. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SP. FEDTACHENKOI

RHEUM SP.CHEN YI

Polygonaceae

Flowers like R.kialense but the whole plant is bigger. Maroon and white flowers, heart-shaped leaves 1m. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SP.CHEN YI

RHEUM SPICIFORME

Seems very similar to R.moorcroftianum - ie dies. Probably needs high humidity and organic acid soil. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SPICIFORME

RHEUM SPICIFORME CC 4845

Polygonaceae

Rosette of green leaves 15-30cm diameter, short stems 18cm. Spikes of creamy green flowers, mature reddish May-Jun. Ordinary garden soil, well drained. Hardy -20C RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM SPICIFORME CC 4845

RHEUM X HYBRIDUM 'HAWKE'S CHAMPAGNE'

Polygonaceae

To me, a rhubarb revelation. It's never too acid, it's always sweet - forced or unforced, late winter or summer, Feb-Sep, leaves 1.2m, flowers 3m. . Bob's score = 10 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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RHEUM x HYBRIDUM



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