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Rheum hybridum
Synonyms: R. rhabarbarum; R. rhaponticum; R. cultorum

Common Name(s): Rhubarb
Family: Polygonaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 60 to 330 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=75° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textures
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Clear
Best where summers are cool and moist and winters are fairly hard. Grows well in climate of Indiana.
Pythium, Phytothora, Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Rust
Food - vegetable, Poison - mammals


Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
Metric Units

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