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Rheum rhaponticum
(sold as Rhubarb)

Family: Polygonaceae

Common names: GARDEN RHEUM, PIE PLANT, RHUBARB, WINE PLANT

Native to: Siberia

Sentiment: advice

Plant

Type: perennial

Form: rosette

Max height: 6.5 feet

Max width: 6.5 feet

Flower

white/off white

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Plant features: toxic

Edible: vegetable

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in summer

flowers in winter

Soil types: loam, well drained, wide range

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: moist

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