When does rhubarb die back for the year?

October 04, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Rhubarb often dies back (goes dormant) in early summer with the onset of hot weather. It usually regrows leaves for late summer and fall. These new leaves are the ones that are killed by freezes with the onset of winter.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.