Rhubarb, also known as pieplant, is an herbaceous perennial grown for its unique, tart flavor of the thick leaf stalks (petioles). Rhubarb sends up its thick, edible stalks early in the spring, a much-anticipated harbinger of the coming growing season. Harvest can begin as soon as the stalks are large enough to cut and continues on through late spring. The leaves are not edible.
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Exposure: extra protection from
sun. Needs afternoon shade.