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Rhubarb in the shade?

Posted by water_daddy VA (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 28, 05 at 12:43

How will rhubarb fair in filtered morning-day light with a house blocking the late day sun? The North face of my house is noticably much cooler and damp (but the clay loams do drain). It seems rhubarb will endure the summer much better in this location. Is direct sun needed?


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RE: Rhubarb in the shade?

Grown mine for years in shade.You don't want to eat rhubarb after june.


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RE: Rhubarb in the shade?

Part shade is fine and maybe best if your summer temps exceed 90F with much frequency. Have never heard of any reason NOT to harvest after June - most of the rhubarb grown commercially is grown in the PNW and the season is typically April through September. In hotter climates, the plants will enter a period of dormancy with summer heat but will resume growth with cooler fall temperatures.

Here is a link that might be useful: rhubarb culture


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RE: Rhubarb in the shade?

I have purchased 4 Victoria rhubarb plants where I want to plant them is shaded by a tree until 1 oclock will the produce, they get about 5 hours of evening sun, can someone give me some advice .


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