Canadian Red Rhubarb

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SKU
10004589

If you want ruby-red stalks of sweet goodness, that hold their color when cooked, then look no further than the Canadian Red Rhubarb (Rheum x 'Canada Red')! Any older home or farmhouse garden always had a large Rhubarb on the corner of the home or garden, these are incredibly hardy plants.

The enormous ruffled, heart-shaped leaves create a picturesque tiered mound, full of dark foliage and gorgeous red stalks. It’s the stalks that are the prize vegetable used commonly as a dessert item throughout the summers. They consistently grow new stalks right up until frost.

Lending an old-world flavor in pies, cobblers, preserves, sauces and other baked goods. You can even eat the stalks fresh! Try them peeled and salted or mixed into summer salads for a refreshing, uniquely flavored crunch! Remember to discard the leaves because they are toxic. However, the roots have been used in medicinal preparations for centuries.

Planting and Application:

The ornamental features of Canadian Red goes beyond their edible usefulness! The large, ornate and ruffled leaves are a sturdy backdrop for other plants and a formidable foil for anchoring your garden beds. Fill large areas and the corner of your home or vegetable garden with fast dual-purpose greenery!

Your Rhubarb plant may send up flower stalks but these should be removed right down to the crown if they develop as you do not want the energy to go into flower production. Try making your own stepping stones out of the huge leaves, or use them to smother weeds and fill your compost bin to enrich your garden soil.

  • Flavorful Red Stalks
  • Enormous Heart-Shaped Foliage
  • Pies, Preserves, Freezing, Fresh Eating
  • Ornamental Perennial Mound
  • Very Low Maintenance!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Rhubarb plants are tough, cold-hardy plants that shrug off the northern cold. Plant in a full sun location that has good drainage, because the one thing that will do these plants in is soggy soil.

  • Very Long-Lived
  • Full Sun
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Pest & Disease Free

Find Canadian Red Rhubarb for sale now and find out just how incredibly hardy and adaptable these garden vegetables are! Great foliage, ruby red stems plus loads of ornamental and tasty appeal! Order your old-world favorites today at NatureHills.com for pies and preserves tomorrow!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian Red Rhubarb Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Botanical Name Rheum x 'Canada Red'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Fragrant No