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Crimson Red Jumbo Rhubarb, Live Bareroot Vegetable Plant (1-Pack)

$20.72
  • An established heavy producer
  • Sweet and yet tart flavor
  • Gurney’s offers the best in flavor and garden performance
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About This Product

Crimson Red is a heavy producer and 1 of the best-tasting rhubarbs around. You'll enjoy abundant yields of plump, red stalks that grow 24 in. tall and have a sweet, yet pleasingly tart flavor. To plant, select a site with soil that is well drained, rich, loamy and fortified with compost or well-rotted manure. Plant divisions 3 in. to 4 in. D and 3 ft. apart in rows that are 4 ft. apart. Wait until the second season to harvest. Be aware that rhubarb leaves are poisonous. Hardy in zones 3 to 8 and in zone 2 with winter protection.

Highlights

  • Plant divisions 3 in. to 4 in. D and 3 ft. apart, with 4 ft. between rows
  • For best results, grow in well-drained, rich, loamy soil that is fortified with compost or well-rotted manure and has a pH of 5.0 to 7.0
  • Reaches standard mature height of 24 in.
  • Includes 1 bareroot per offer
  • Botanical name: rheum rhubarbarum Crimson Red
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Product Information

Internet # 312720637

Model # 87021

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height

24

Planting Depth (in.)

4 in

Details

Additional Characteristics

None Listed

Annual / Perennial

Perennial

Average Shipping Height (in.)

2 in

Best Time to Plant

Spring, Summer

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Blossom Color Family

White

Botanical Name

Rheum rhubarbarum 'Crimson Red'

Common Name

Rhubarb

Common Name Family

Rhubarb

Container Size

1 Inches

Container Type

Bare Root

Days to Harvest

365

Edible Type

Vegetable

Fragrance

Non-Fragrant

Growth Habit

Clumping

Hardiness Zone

3 (-40 to -30 F),4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F)

Number of plants included (Pack-Size)

1

Organic

Non-Organic

Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)

24

Returnable

90-Day

Sun Tolerance

Full Sun

Water Requirements

Twice a week

Wildlife Attracted

No Wildlife Attracted

Wildlife Deterred

No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

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Q:Does rhubarb spread
by|May 10, 2023
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A:  Rhubarb plants do spread but the rate of this spread is extremely slow and the plants are not considered invasive in any way. The plants have crowns that will gradually increase in size over time, however, they do become less productive unless they are divided on a regular basis. Typically, most gardeners will divide the rhubarb every couple of years to ensure that they remain vigorous.

by|May 25, 2023
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    Customer Reviews

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    The crimson red rhubarb took a while to get here so I was worried about its viability but it turned out wonderfully! It has four leaves n it with more coming out everyday. Great experience. Thank you Home Depot!
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    It is dead, I think. It’s doing nothing.
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    Response from Gardens Alive FarmMay 16, 2024
    Thank you for leaving a review of the Crimson Red Jumbo Rhubarb. We are sorry to hear that you haven't yet seen growth above the soil surface. Many plants do best when shipped in a dormant or bareroot condition without any soil around the roots. Often plants shipped this way may appear to be dead. However, dormant or bareroot plants are living plant material even though they may be completely void of green buds or leaves. They've been conditioned for shipping and will be ready to grow after planting. It may take as long as 6-8 weeks before they sprout to the point where growth is obvious. Also, perennials are covered under a one year guarantee. If it fails to grow in the expected time frame, please contact Home Depot Customer Service. You can find the contact information under "Customer Service" at homedepot.com.
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    Arrived as a dead clump of dirt.
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    Response from Gardens Alive FarmMay 16, 2024
    Thank you for leaving a review of the Crimson Red Jumbo Rhubarb. We are sorry to hear that this item arrived in unsatisfactory condition. Each offer includes 1 bareroot with average shipping height of 2 inches. If notified within 3 days of delivery, Home Depot will be happy to send a replacement (if available) for plants which arrive in unsatisfactory condition. This item is also covered under a one year guarantee. Please contact the Home Depot Customer Care department for assistance, using the contact information found under “Customer Service” at homedepot.com.
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    It has not been long enough for the plants to grow, however I was quite impressed with the size and apparently hardy root stock!
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    Plants are have died. Very disappointed in quality of ....
    Plants are have died. Very disappointed in quality of .
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    Response from Gardens Alive FarmJun 15, 2023
    Thank you for your review of the Crimson Red Jumbo Rhubarb. We are terribly sorry to hear that this item failed to survive for you. Perennials are covered by a one year guarantee. You can reach out to the Home Depot Customer Care team for further assistance. Contact information can be found under "Customer Service" at homedepot.com.
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    Zero planting instructions. I used extension office instructions. Took about...
    Zero planting instructions. I used extension office instructions. Took about six weeks before I saw any leaves make their way out. So far they spare growing. Hopefully next year they will still be alive and survive winter.
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    Did not survive. It is not growing .
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    Response from Gardens Alive FarmJun 9, 2023
    Thank you for writing a review of the Crimson Red Jumbo Rhubarb. We are terribly sorry to hear that this item failed to survive. Perennials have a one year guarantee. You can reach out to the Home Depot Customer Care team for further assistance. Contact information can be found under "Customer Service" at homedepot.com.
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    Received the rhubarb root, put it in the ground, and...
    Received the rhubarb root, put it in the ground, and within four days it started to grow. It now has two big leaves.
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