Rhubarb Plants
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Rhubarb

Zone 53118 | 2mymimi added on September 5, 2017 | Answered

I planted new rhubarb plants this past spring. Two of them have seemed to die back. One is leafy and ok. Are the first two going dormant or are they dead??

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 8, 2017

The leaves will generally die back naturally as you enter autumn or at a first frost.
Is the soil dry or excessively wet? You will want to provide water until dormancy with newly planted Rhubarb. Avoid watering down into the crown.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/protecting-rhubarb-in-winter.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/grow-rhubarb.htm

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