Rheum palmatum Atrosanguineum


A large, clump forming perennial with large, jagged leaves, red when young, turning green with purple undersides. Pinky-red flowers are produced in summer on 2m tall stems. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in sun.

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Rheum palmatum ‘Atrosanguineum’. A most dramatic, architectural, clump forming perennial plant with huge rhubarb leaves that unfurl darkest maroon Cherry coloured buds burst out of the bare soil in Spring giving way to sprays of rich pink flowers in summer. Perfect for pondside drama and bog plantings, but give it elbow room. Best planted 150cm apart in fertile, deep,moist soil.


  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: Late spring
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Eventual height & spread: 120cm x 180cm (flowers up to 180cm)
  • Pot size: 2L
  • Position:Full sun