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Rhubarb Red Champagne

Rheum x hybridum Red Champagne

Historic variety - a great all rounder

This is a classic, reliable and trusted variety with long red stalks that are sweet and juicy.


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 Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 75 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

For best results follow the instructions on the seed packet.

Planting site Flower border and beds

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