Q.Is the plant in this photo rhubarb
Hi, I have been trying to grow some rhubarb from seed. Most have died off but I now have three plants remaining. Two of these are very small but one in particular shot right up when planted outside and tied to a pole. My concern is that while the plant in question does have a good thick purple stem it has different shaped leaves. I was wondering if you can tell if the large plant in this photo is indeed rhubarb as it is now flowering.
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Unfortunately, that is not rhubarb.
The best way to start rhubarb is from a plant division. If you know someone who has a plant; they may share a section with you.
Also, plants can be found at most garden centers.