|Cultivated for its large, attractive leaves and tall panicles of flowers. This species is perennial and grows from a rhizome. Do not eat leaves. They can be poisonous if ingested.
Leaves have wavy margins, are medium green, round to widely ovate, hairy underside, up to 30 inches in length. Flowers are numerous, white to red, small, star-shaped. Panicles are dense and reach up to 12 inches tall. Grows to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 inches wide.
Native to the Himalayas. Plant in humus-rich, moist soil and mulch annually with compost. For additional information on rhubarb, see our article on Rhubarb.