Recommended rhubarb varieties

Asked January 28, 2020, 8:07 PM EST

Can you recommend a rhubarb variety that grows well here in our hot, humid Maryland climate? I've tried multiple varieties over the last 20 years and have yet to have one survive more than 4 years, and that was Canada Red. I've read your Q/As about hot and wet locations, but rhubarb is a "cool weather" plant that seems to eventually succumb to our hot climate. Any specific varieties you recommend? Bob HoCo MG emeritus ###

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Hi Bob,
We recommend that you find a spot in your garden that only gets early morning sun to about 2-3 pm. It can be difficult to grow rhubarb in an area that gets full sun all day. Location is more important than cultivar.
Here is some information from Cornell http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scenec4d4.html
Let us know the results and happy growing.

Marian