What is happening to my rhubarb?
I planted this at the beginning of June. It was a big vigorous plant, in a gallon pot. It was going gangbusters. I was paying attention to water carefully while it got established. Then a few weeks ago, there was one 90 degree weekend. I didn't check the garden for only 2 days, then I saw it was wilted and the leaves were turning yellow. Other plants in the same bed were fine. The decline was very rapid. Only a few days after this shot, you could see nothing above ground but dead stems.
See the other rhubarb plant to its upper left? That was planted weeks after the first one, and it's fine!
Is there any chance it will return? Is it likely due to the one hot weekend? I didn't think rhubarb needed to be babied so much. My folks grew it and never did much of anything. I posted on here and did not get the impression it was that touchy. Thanks for your advice.