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Hardy Tarty™ Rhubarb

Takes the Heat Like No Other!

  • Exceptional heat tolerance
  • Red, thick, non-stringy stalks
  • Tasty, tart flavor
  • Compact plants rarely bolt
  • Suitable for Southern and Northern gardens
A great variety—for both Northern and Southern gardens! Hardy Tarty has exceptional heat tolerance, thriving in hot climates as well as cooler ones. Produces gorgeous red, thick, non-stringy stalks. A tasty, tart and colorful addition to pies and other recipes! Compact plants rarely bolt and reach a mature height of 24-30 inches. Rhubarb, like Hardy Tarty, is a perennial vegetable that can be harvested for several months from spring to summer. Zones 3-8.
  • 63245
  • rhubarb bareroot
  • $29.99
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  • Botanical Name: Rheum rhabarbarum 'Colorado Red'
  • Height: 24-30 inches
  • Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
  • Depth: Plant divisions 3 - 4 inches below the soil surface. Plant early Spring or Fall.
  • Spread: 24-30 inches
  • Light Required: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating
  • Yield: Great yields.
  • Foliage: Green leaves atop greenish-red stalks.
  • Fruit: Large, firm stalks, 12-15 inches. Good texture with very little fiber - non-stringy. Red color inside and out. Lemony-tart flavor.
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Form: Vegetable, Rhubarb
  • Soil Requirements: Loamy Soil
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Comments: This variety exhibits exceptional heat tolerance, thriving in hot climates as well as cooler ones. Large, firm, smooth stalks stand out in shades of red. Nice red interior, too. Thick stalks have a nice texture with very little fiber - non-stringy. Good lemony-tart flavor, but not overly sour. Adds lots of color to your favorite recipes.


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
4B 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
5A 3/30/20 - 6/5/20
5B 3/16/20 - 6/5/20
6A 3/9/20 - 6/5/20
6B 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
7A 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
7B 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
8A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
9A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
10A & B 2/10/20 - 5/15/20
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/1/20
8A-10B: 5/11/20

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

Planting Success: Step by Step


Rhubarb - Unboxing/Planting Delayed
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Rhubarb - Planting
Rhubarb - Harvesting
Rhubarb - Harvesting

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