Green Stems on Rhubarb
My rhubarb is called Canada Red, but it stays green and never turns bright red as I expected. Is there something it needs to help it achieve its red coloring?
If the stems (actually petioles) were never red it is possible you received a green stemmed variety by mistake. Or just like people there is variability and perhaps your particular plant was just not as red as others. If the stems were red and are now green we need to look at the environment. Excess shade can cause red leafed and stemmed plants to fade to green. You will have the best color and flavor with cooler temperatures. If heat or shade is the problem consider moving the plants to an east facing location where they receive plenty of cool morning sunlight.
Upcoming Webinars & Appearances
Feb. 4, 2023
WCBA's Home Building &
West Bend, Wisconsin
Feb. 8, 2023
Indoor Container Garden Design & Display Ideas
Feb. 10-12, 2023
Garden & Landscape EXPO
Feb. 15, 2023
10 Tips for Growing Better Dahlias!
Feb. 17-19, 2023
NARI Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show
West Allis, Wisconsin
Feb. 22, 2023
Grow Beautiful Water Gardens
Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND