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Q.Is the plant in this photo rhubarb

Zone DN17 2QP | Anonymous added on May 19, 2020 | Answered

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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Answered on May 21, 2020

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.


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