These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Rhubarb will grow best in a sunny well drained spot in the garden and will produce a spring harvest of colourful stems for cooking year after year.
On arrival you can keep it in a pot for a few weeks if you prefer or plant it straight out into the garden or into a larger pot. Rhubarb are quite greedy plants so add some well rotted compost or manure when planting and water in well.
Over time it will naturally spread producing a large clump of green foliage and thick pink stems which can be harvested for cooking. In the first year be careful not to harvest too many stems until the plant has had a chance to mature.
Once you do have a good clump of strong stems harvest the whole length of the stem cutting right at the base and discarding the leaves (which are poisonous) and try them stewed with sugar or experiment with making your own pink gin.
These easy going perennials rarely suffer from pests or disease. Just ensure you keep it well watered in hot spells.