An old variety, Rheum Victoria Rhubarb is a clump forming perennial vegetable grown primarily for its edible leaf stalks which are most often used in sauces, jams and pies. The plant develops from a short crown, producing thick, angular stems and enormous, smooth, heart shaped leaves that retain their green colour throughout the season. In summer bold spikes of white flowers rise above the foliage. Victoria produces high yields of medium sized stalks of excellent quality and good flavour. the greenish-pink stems have tender flesh with an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity. It is considered one of the most reliable varieties available. Although usually relegated to the vegetable garden, the impressive leaves and red stems add to the overall interest of the plant, and they can be used to great effect in the perennial garden, adding structure and form throughout the season.

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