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Rhubarb Glaskin's Perpetual

Rheum x hybridum Glaskin's Perpetual

Remains tasty late into the season

An English heritage variety first grown in the 1920s producing long, bright red stalks with a juicy, fresh flavour. This variety can be harvested until late in the season.


Grow in a sunny or lightly shaded spot, if space is limited use in a border alongside perennials or shrubs.


Rhubarb may be started into growth early in the season by forcing the stems. They are extremely hardy plants and need a cold winter to do well. They enjoy a fertile but well-drained soil and do not like to be waterlogged. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Remove any flower spikes as they appear.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

For best results follow the instructions on the seed packet.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting May - July
Cropping May - July

Typically available

From March to September