Rhubarb in Maryland
Anyone has any success in growing Rhubarb in Maryland, Virginia or anywhere further south? If so I would like to hear your experiences and tips. This is the third year my Rhubarb plants had died. It seems they died so predictably, always in late summer. The big healthy plants withered from the leaves, then the stems rot gradually. I was helpless in reviving them, it was not too dry nor too wet. I planted them in a well drain soil under partial shade, and I covered them with lots of compost. They grew well from small seedlinngs (in pots from local nurseries) to huge size plants with big stems for the last few months since early spring. I used to grew good ruhbarbs up north, and I realize the temperature and humanity here in Maryland is hard on them, but do I miss any tricks? Or should I give it up? Thanks in advance for any inputs.