Victoria Rhubarb Plant

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SKU
10003741

For that old-world flavor in pies, sauces, and jam, you can't go wrong with Victoria Rhubarb (Rheum 'Victoria')! Green stalks are blushed in pinks and reds and hold their color and flavor in all your favorite desserts! These are garden standards of the Victory Garden and some clumps still stand today as strong as ever! Victoria is a larger, more robust, and relatively disease-resistant perennial vegetable!

Large green, heart-shaped, ruffled leaves shoot up in early spring. Reliable year-to-year growth from spring through frost, and an outstanding flavor as well! Bold white blooms reach high in summer and call pollinators, but it is best to remove the flowering stems right down to the crown, allowing the plant to continue to make new leaves instead! The blushed stems have green interiors and have a strong, tart taste.

Long-lived and ornamental, Rhubarb is great in cooler climates! However, Victoria Rhubarb still produces a great crop in warmer regions as well. In almost any location in USDA growing zones 3 through 8 can enjoy this delicious plant and share it with family and friends! Harvesting can begin in early spring as soon as the stems get to about a foot long or more. Carefully pull out the largest individual stems harvesting only about 1/3 of the total stems at once, and then let the plants grow to replace what was harvested. Harvesting can continue until early summer or when the temperatures get hot which can stress the plants. Stop harvesting to allow the plants to remain strong for next year.

Planting and Application:

Victoria's stalks are great cooked and preserved, while some even eat the stalks fresh! No more boring, average meals because this Victoria Rhubarb is able to be the game changer in your cooking! In Europe, Rhubarb is a vegetable crop and the stems are peeled, salted, and eaten, or used in salads and have a crisp texture similar to celery. Discard all foliage when harvesting as it is non-edible due to high concentrations of oxalic acid. Try using the fresh leaves to make your own garden stepping stones!

Rhubarb's medicinal uses date back at least 5000 years, and the roots are used in Chinese, Greek, and Roman medicine. But you can use your plant as a large corner accent by the shed, or victory garden centerpiece! Any and every herb, fruit orchard, vegetable garden, or kitchen garden deserves its own clump of Rhubarb. You will also enjoy the dark green leaves for their texture, size, and ornamental fountains that rival the best Hostas!

  • Edible Perennial, Flavorful Stalks
  • Green Blushed With Red
  • Fast Growing, Old Fashioned Variety
  • Easy-to-Grow, Smaller Mature Size
  • Long-Lived Vegetable, Desserts, Snacks & Preserves!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fast-growing Rhubarb grows in full sun and does need a bit of room to spread - growing 3-4 feet tall (in bloom) and forming mounded clumps 2-3 feet wide. Provide bareroot and young plants regular moisture while they are establishing, but after the vigorous root is drought tolerant. Provide an enriched, deep, well-drained soil location, but Rhubarb is not fussy about soil type.

You should remove the entire flower stalk by twisting and firmly pulling the stem from the crown, this will keep the energy going into producing more stems and foliage, and food reserves going to the roots. It is important to note the leaves are non-edible and should be cut off and disposed of. In late fall after frost, remove all remaining stems and leaves and stems from the crown and cover with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch, compost, or clean leaves.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Deep Well-Drained Soil
  • Mulch Crowns Well for Winter
  • Remove Entire Flowering Stalk As They Develop
  • Prune Foliage & Stems Back In Late Fall
  • Deer & Pest Resistant

The ornamental features of Victoria go well beyond just their edible usefulness! Add a little flare to your landscaping with an edible plant. Bring back the Victory Garden and increase your family's food security with the stately and old-world standard Victoria Rhubarb! You'll receive quality bareroot and container plants from NatureHills.com delivered right to your doorstep! We will ship based on the correct planting time for your area.

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Victoria Rhubarb Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rheum 'Victoria'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No
Spacing 36 - 48 inches