Plant Guide: Herbs (Rh-Zi)

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Chinese Rhubarb
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<em>Rheum palmatum</em>

While the leaves of all rhubarbs are poisonous, the rhizomes of Chinese rhubarb have been used extensively in herbal medicine. The stems are not edible, but this statuesque plant is a very useful feature with its long leaves and tall flower stems.
Height: 8 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness: Fully hardy plants
Soil Preference: Moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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