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Hardy Tarty™ Rhubarb

Heat-Tolerant Variety Thrives in Southern Gardens

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Hardy Tarty™ Rhubarb

Heat-Tolerant Variety Thrives in Southern Gardens

  • Heat tolerant
  • Thrives in Southern gardens
  • Large, non-stringy stalks
  • Lemony-tart flavor that isn't too sour
  • Compact variety
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Product Description

Growing rhubarb in the south has never been so easy! Hardy Tarty's tolerance for heat makes it the perfect choice for southern growers—it even comes back as a perennial plant. You'll enjoy your rhubarb harvest from late spring through the summer. Hardy Tarty yields pretty, red stalks that are large, firm and smooth. They grow 12-15 inches and have nice, non-stringy texture with very little fiber. The lemony-tart flavor is just right—not too sour—for delicious pies, tarts, jams and wines. Plants are compact, growing to just 24-30 inches and seldomly bolt. Bareroot. Zones 3-8.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Rheum rhabarbarum 'Colorado Red'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Height: 24-30 inches
  • Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Spread: 24-30 inches
  • Foliage: Green leaves atop greenish-red stalks.
  • Depth: Plant divisions 3 - 4 inches below the soil surface. Plant early Spring or Fall.
  • Yield: Great yields.
  • Fruit: Large, firm stalks, 12-15 inches. Good texture with very little fiber - non-stringy. Red color inside and out. Lemony-tart flavor.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, rich, loamy soil that is fortified with compost or well-rotted manure. pH between 6.0 and 6.8.
  • Form: Upright
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

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

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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