What are the best rhubarb varieties for home gardens?

Question:

What are the best rhubarb varieties for home gardens?

Answer:

These cultivars have attractive red stalks and are good choices for Iowa gardens: 

  • ‘Canada Red’
  • ‘Crimson Red’
  • ‘MacDonald’
  • ‘Valentine’

In addition to the previous four, there is a reliable, green-stalked cultivar named:

  • ‘Victoria’

Rhubarb plants can be purchased from garden centers and mail-order companies.  

Learn more about rhubarb in this article: Growing Rhubarb in Iowa

Last updated on
April 27, 2023