Rhubarb Plants
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Rhubarb

colliju added on March 31, 2017 | Answered

My new rhubarb plant seems to be producing a flower or seed head. Is this normal, and what should I do?

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Alisma
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Answered on March 31, 2017

This article explains why and when rhubarb flowers and forms seeds:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/rhubarb-bolting.htm

You should remove the flowering stalk to prevent it from taking energy away from stem/leaf formation. However, it won't affect the quality of the stems.

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