Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist or boggy soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. The crown of Gunnera manicata requires protection from frost in winter.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Large architectural perennial.
Height: Eventually up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: Eventually up to 3 m (10 ft)
Notes: Protect the crown in winter by piling the dead leaves into a mound over the plants centre in the autumn and removing them in spring when there is less risk of frost