For that old-world flavor in pies, cobblers, preserves, sauces and other baked goods, you can't go wrong with Chipmans Canada Red Rhubarb (Rheum 'Chipman's Canada Red'). Ruby-red stalks of sweet goodness, hold their color when cooked.
It's rare you'd not find the formidable Rhubarb planted in any farmhouse garden. Those large heart-shaped, ruffled leaves shoot up in early spring. Reliable year-to-year growth from spring through frost. Sending up tall spikes of foamy-looking creamy white blooms, butterflies will appreciate them, unfortunately, it’s best to remove the flowers so your plant will focus on leaves and storing food for the winter.
Great in the coldest of climates and growing zones 3 through 8, Chipmans Red still produces a great crop in warmer regions as well. Give Chipmans a sunny spot to grow and it will not disappoint! Fast-growing, these herbaceous perennials go from zero to fully leafed out in just a few weeks!
Canada Red's stalks are great cooked and preserved, while some even eat the stalks fresh! To harvest, just reach in and grab a stalk firmly at the base and give it a good sideways and downward yank. Snip off the green leaf part and you’re ready to use the stalk! Red Rhubarb lends its beautiful color to preserves, baked goods and sauces. In some countries, they eat them raw, peeled and salted.
The ornamental features of Chipmans Canada Red go well beyond just 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. Remember to discard the leaves because they are not edible, but we’re sure you’ll find other uses for the large leaves! They are great for composting too.
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. Plant in a location that is well-drained and in full sun. Keep old leaves cleaned up to discourage snails.
For great flavor that is sweet and unique, choose Chipmans Canada Red Rhubarb from Nature Hills Nursery today and get flavor and beauty delivered to your door!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Plants That Work|
|Botanical Name||Rheum 'Chipmans Canada Red'|
|Mature Height||30 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|
|Spacing||36 - 48 inches|