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Canada Red Rhubarb

Canada Red rhubarb

Canada Red rhubarb

Canada Red rhubarb

Canada Red rhubarb

This popular rhubarb variety has tender, sweet stalks that are red through-and-through. These plants are cold-hardy and will tolerate most soils, as long as the soil is well-drained. Baked or boiled, this rhubarb keeps its rich, vibrant color. Hardy down to zone 2 with some extra winter protection.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 8 (zone 2 with extra TLC over the winter)


  • 4 feet apart


  • 1 inch per week


  • cold-hardy
  • deep red when cooked; doesn’t lose its color
  • will grow in a range of soils; must be well-drained
  • leaves are poisonous; eat only the stalks

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