Growing Rhubarb

Asked December 3, 2018, 4:49 PM EST

What varieties of red stemmed rhubarb grow best in southern Harford County and when is best time to plant. I tried a few years ago with a large tuber of variety Crimson Red planted in early spring in a sunny area. It did well until the real hot weather hit in August and then it died back and never came up again.

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1 Response

Here is our rhubarb info:

We recommend Cherry Red, Valentine, and Victoria.

Be sure to water well for at least 2 years after planting so that roots can get established. After that it is more drought tolerant.