Rhubarb Plants
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rhubarb plant

Zone chicago | sharjk added on August 2, 2015 | Answered

My first year with a rhubarb plant. Looks good with huge leaves but says not to cut anything. The color isn't red, though. It's green. Will it turn red next year? Planted in May.

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shelley
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Answered on August 3, 2015

Not all rhubarb stalks turn red. There are many cultivars of rhubarb - the color depends on both the cultivar and how it was grown (rhubarb favors cool temperatures and abundant sunlight). Here are some links with more information:

https://www.organicgardener.com.au/blogs/why-my-rhubarb-green
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/05/AR2008030501136.html

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