Answer: Rhubarb is traditionally planted in early spring using bare root plants or during the growing season using container grown stock. Rhubarb is usually a long lived plant but it does need a very rich soil and ample moisture to grow well. It is possible that dry weather or an insect or a disease or a combination of these factors weakened your plant. Without knowing what caused it to die, you might want to plant the new one in a different spot in case the problem was something that could hold over in the soil. To verify availability, please contact Burpee directly. Their toll free number is 800-888-1447.
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