|Irish Bronze is cultivated for its large, attractive leaves and tall panicles of flowers. This species is perennial and grows from a rhizome, although it also has a huge rootstock.
Leaves are deeply palmately lobed, broad, round to widely ovate, dark, bronzy-green, coarsely toothed, to 36 inches in length. Underside of leaf is purplish-red and has soft hairs. Flowers are pink, small, star-shaped, numerous. Panicles are erect to slightly pendant and reach up to 6 feet tall. Grows to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
Plant in humus-rich, moist soil and mulch annually with compost. For additional information on rhubarb, see our article on Rhubarb.