Imag eof a young Glaskins Perpetual Rhubarb Plant in a 1.5 litre pot, as sold by Urban Bounty NZ.  The plant has large green leaves and red stalks.

Rhubarb (Glaskins Perpetual) Plants


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Rhubarb is one of the garden's unsung heroes - an easy care plant that produces lots of fruit for winter desserts and delicious compotes.  We love this plant because it is often productive at times when other kitchen garden plants are not, and it is a perennial, so it keeps producing each year. 

Urban Bounty Rhubarb plants are sold in a 1.5 litre pot - they'll fill that empty space in your garden before you know it!  

What is Rhubarb?

As long as you give it lots of plant food (compost and manure pellets) Rhubarb is an easy-care fruit plant that adds a splash of green to your garden the whole year round. Although it will work in a courtyard garden, you will need to divide the plant every now and then to keep it from taking up too much space. 

Glaskin's Perpetual is an early maturing variety with long slender stalks.  

Culinary Uses for Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a delicious fruit that needs to be cooked.  Harvest the edible stem, but discard the poisonous leaves. Use the pink, red and green stalks in compotes or roast them with orange and brown sugar.

Growing Conditions - Glaskin's Perpetual Rhubarb  

Rhubarb likes full sun and lots of food. It does best in slightly acidic, rich, free-draining soil. This easy-care plant tolerates a light frost, wind and mild drought (although prolonged periods without water will affect the harvest quality and quantity).  Plant this seedling in autumn or late spring.  Harvest lightly the first year by cutting the outer stalks as needed.  This will encourage it to clump up for the next season.  

Onions, Garlic and brassicas (such as Cauliflower and Broccoli) are good companion plants for rhubarb.

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.