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Gunnera genus (Prickly rhubarb). This genus consists of about 45 species of summer flowering perennials, some of which are clump forming with very large leaves whilst others are mat-forming with smaller leaves.
Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs or Herbaceous
Africa, Australasia and S.America
Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits.
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.
You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or spring, and the small species by division in the spring.
Prone to slug and snail damage. Under glass, prone to slugs and whitefly.
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