Da Huang/Chinese Rhubarb
With large, dark green, palmate leaves, this plant is showy and bold, especially in mid-Summer when it sends up tall pinkish-red flower stalks. Kin to culinary rhubarb, Rheum palmatum should not be eaten. However its root is used in Chinese medicine to treat stomach ailments and constipation, and to provide relief from fever.
Water: Needs even moisture, do not over or under water
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: This plant wants space; it grows 6 to 10' high and 4 to 6' wide
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Fertile, well-draining soil, tolerates loam to clay
Origin: China and Tibet