Rheum palmatum

Chinese Rhubarb, Turkish Rhubarb

One of 4 ingredients in trusted Native American cancer treatment.

In Stock: 0.19 lb (Total:0.19lb)
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: Sow in trays, pots, etc. or good compost to maintain an optimum temperature of 60-65F (15-18C). Sow 1/8" deep. Seed germinates usually within 30 days. Keep seed compost moist, but not saturated. Lower the temperature after germination.

Looking for a unique and attention-getting addition to your garden? Look no further than Rheum palmatum, also known as Chinese Rhubarb or Turkish Rhubarb. This dramatic plant features large, dark green leaves and tall flowering stalks with white or pink flowers. Native to China, it loves rich, moist soil and can be a striking contrast to narrow-leaved plants like iris and grasses. Rheum palmatum is primarily used in traditional medicine for its purgative effect on the body, and as part of a popular North American formula called essiac which is used in cancer treatments. However, please note that its leaves can be toxic if consumed in large quantities and may cause health risks to certain individuals. As an ornamental plant, it grows up to 2.5 meters in height and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit for its cultivars 'Ace of Hearts', 'Bowles's Crimson' and 'Hadspen Crimson'. Grow this beautiful and unique plant to add a statement to your garden.

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