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Rheum - 'Ace of Hearts' (Rheum)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Rheum - Cultivation Notes

This moisture loving large perennial will grow in any moist fertile soil including heavy clay in full or part sun. Dig in compost when planting and mulch crowns every year in autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Rheum:

  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Rheum

  • Invasive top growth
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Rheum:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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Common Missspellings: Reum, Ream, Rheam

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