- Botanical Name:Rheum rhabarbarum ‘Victoria’
- Height:24 – 36 inches.
- Spacing:36 inches.
- Depth:Plant bareroot 1 inch below soil surface. Plant potted at the same level as the pot.
- Spread:36 – 48 inches.
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Yield:High yields.
- Color:Greenish White to Reddish
- Size:No. 2 Roots
- Blooms:Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
- Fruit:Broad green stalks with a tint of crimson are not tough or stringy.
- Form:Perennial, Upright stalks, mounded clump.
- Flower Form:Flower stalks can reach up to 6′ tall with small greenish white to red flowers.
- Soil Requirements:Well-drained, deep, fertile soil, high in organic matter, PH 5.5-6.5.
- Growth Rate:Moderate to fast.
- Foliage:Wide, ruffled leaves and bright red stalks.
- Comments:Only the leaf stakes are edible. Do not eat the leaf blades, as they are poisonous.
Victoria has stood the test of time-this heirloom favorite has been planted in kitchen gardens for years. This hardy perennial is a must-have for every gardener. Broad green stalks with a tint of crimson are not tough or stringy and are excellent for cooking. Resistant to deer, no pest or disease-related problems. Zones 3-7.