Flowering Rhubarb?!?

Our Flowering Rhubarb!

Our Flowering Rhubarb!

I’ve never really heard of a flowering rhubarb before but it appears thats what is happening to ours! We discovered the plant in our first spring which popped up out of the ground from a previous holder of the allotment.

We didn’t take any of the stalks off last growing season to give it a chance to develop. So far this year it has started early and is growing really well…

A little too well though as it has now sprouted a 3 foot stem with what appear to be flower buds at the top as you can see from the pic.