Rhubarb Plants

Flowering Rhubarb

Pajacks added on April 15, 2015 | Answered

If a rhubarb plant is flowering, can't that be used to grow a new plant? I have a plant that I cultivated from an older plant a few years ago. It has a "flower" on it (going to seed). I'd like to try to use this to grow a new plant a few feet away.

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Answered on April 15, 2015

The recommended means of propagating rhubarb is by division - instructions on how to do so are found here:

You can try propagating by using the seeds, but I read that the seedlings rarely resemble the parent plant since most rhubarb is cross-pollinated. So you would probably end up with rhubarb of poor quality. You can read more about this at the following extension website:

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