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Gunnera magellanica

For sale by Lewis Cottage Plants

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Forms a dense mosaic of small, crinkle-edged leaves about 3 inches across which completely hides the tangle of prostrate branching stems. Useful and attractive ground-cover in heavy damp soil. Reputedly not evergreen except in mild districts but has survived very hard winters here.

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1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Gunnera magellanica


Gunnera magellanica. This is a rhizomatous clump-forming perennial which will grow to about 15cm high with a spread of up to 30cm or more. It has stalked kidney-shaped, scalloped leaves and will bear tiny green flowers in short rounded spikes in the summer.


They are frost hardy, but need shelter from winds in the summer and can be covered with bracken or compost in the winter. They will require a sunny position with moist soil.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Gunnera magellanica | Devon, EX17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Rich
  • WaterMoist

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