Rhubarb P H N
Polygonaceae:  Rheum x cultorum, or R. rhaponticum or R. x hybridum or R. rhabarbarum
 
German Wine Rhubarb, 2013
German Wine Rhubarb, 2013
Ornamental Rhubarb, 2013
Ornamental Rhubarb, 2013
German Wine
2014
Doing fine. I have been enjoying a few stalks pulled from it now and then.
July 31: Many stalks are dying back.
 
Ornamental Rhubarb
2014
June 20: Doing fine but it showed signs of needing more water during its growth.
July 31: Many stalks are dying back.
 

Other Years


German Wine
Rhubarb, 2010
German Wine Rhubarb, 2010
Rhubarb
German Wine Rhubarb, 2011
2013
June 24: Large plant, has been growing well. I have removed 2 or 3 flower buds but I have let 2 open and I find it rather attractive.
September 15: It grew well but largely died back in August. I harvested only some of the stalks.
 
2012
May 8: I ate a stalk. It was incredibly sweet!
September 19: Did well until mid-August, when it died back because of the lack of rain.
 
2011
May 22: Up and doing well with about 4 large stalks and one weak one. There was also one whose leaf had died; I ate it and it was good.
June 5:Doing very well.
 
2010
May 30: I bought a plant at Rona and planted it. The variety is German Wine, and its label says its stalks are green and the sweetest of any rhubarb.
July 12: Doing fine.
 

Ornamental Rhubarb
Ornamental Rhubarb
Ornamental Rhubarb, 2011
2013
June 24: Large plant, has been growing well. It has one flower in an attractive red colour.
September 15: It grew well and didn't die down as much as last year.
 
2012
May 8: 2 medium leaves and 2 larger ones coming.
September 19: Did well in June but soon died back because of the lack c rain.
 
2011
May 26: I bought a plant at St. Marys Nursery, $19.99.
28: I set it out.
June 5:Its leaves have been damaged by wind and apparently by too much sun. I expect it to recover.
 
Variety Unknown
1995
May 10: Visible.
 
1994
April 20: Visible.
 
1993
September 4: The rhubarb is huge.