- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 20 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 20 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 2 - 8
The Victoria Rhubarb, or Rheum Victoria, is a beautiful perennial with massive, heart-shaped, ruffled leaves perched at the end of each 7 to 15 inch long, greenish-red rhubarb stalk. The stalks of the rhubarb plant have a scrumptious, tart flavor that is perfect for sauces, pies, jellies and jams, and is classically paired with sweet strawberries and cherries. One added benefit of the Victoria Rhubarb is that it does not have stringy stalks.
These showy, fluttering, deciduous plants also have stunning ornamental value and are a great addition to any perennial garden. It produces spiky, white-to-reddish bracts that appear in mid-spring. Rhubarb can be cut and frozen for up to six months, cooked, or canned. One plant easily produces dozens of stalks you can enjoy all season.
Victoria Rhubarb Plant Care
The Victoria Rhubarb grows quickly into a large, leafy mound of up to 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. You should plant your rhubarb 3 to 6 feet apart in late autumn or early spring in an area with full or partial sun and fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Rhubarb roots will rot if they are exposed to standing water. Plant rhubarb crowns while the roots are still dormant. It is important to note that the leaves of the Victoria Rhubarb are poisonous if ingested. Only the stems should be consumed.
Growing Victoria Rhubarb Plants
You should wait 3 years to harvest from our Victoria Rhubarbs. You can harvest from mature plants for up to eight weeks in the spring through summer, but when only slender stalks remain, stop harvesting your Victoria Rhubarb for the season. After you are finished harvesting stalks, feed and water your rhubarb, and cut away any remaining stalks that appear. Your rhubarb will need some winter chill to create thick stems and vivid color. In areas with mild winter, your Victoria Rhubarb may not die back completely, and will likely produce thinner stalks.
Growing Victoria Rhubarb in Pots
It is common to plant your Victoria Rhubarb in a pot or container. Especially in areas with extremely cold winters. Your container should be at least 20 by 20 inches. It's a great way to enjoy the plant if your garden space is small. You should keep the soils around your rhubarb moist, but not wet. Plants need extra water the first two years until they are established. Mulching will help keep the soils around your rhubarb cool and moist.
Feeding Victoria Rhubarb Plants
Your Victoria Rhubarb needs organic matter to thrive. Compost, well-rotted manure, or anything with lots of organic matter should be mixed into the soils at planting. Feed your rhubarb yearly with an all purpose garden fertilizer.
Victoria Rhubarb Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 8|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 30 - 36 Inches|
|Spacing: 30 - 36 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Victoria Rhubarb|
|Scientific Name: RHEUM `VICTORIA`|
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