Rhubarb is a perennial that even beginner gardeners should be able to plant and harvest without major issue. Any soil with good drainage and perhaps a bit of plant food if it doesn’t already have good nutrient characteristics will serve to raise a bumper crop of rhubarb. Sun or shade, both work well; and the same goes for temperature extremes as well. There are approximately sixty varieties of rhubarb, and come in a number of vibrant colors to add decor as well as taste to your backyard garden.
- Rhubarb, besides being edible, and a pie staple, is also an attractive perennial, suitable for ornamental purposes.
- The Himalayan variant is native to the mountainous region and has very large and green leaves as well as clusters of purple-red blooms.
- The hardy Himalayan likes sunlight, tolerates shade, and can persevere even in temperatures as low as four below. zero.
“Himalayan rhubarb care is so easy that it makes a great plant for nearly any garden and for all gardening skill levels.”