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Gunnera manicata

Gunnera

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourGreenish red
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Gunnera manicata (Gunnera). This is a large perennial plant which is grown for its ornamental foliage and spreading form. It will bear conical green flowering spikes in the summer which are followed by orange seed pods.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Chile rhubarb, Giant rhubarb

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Foliage, ornamental, bog

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to shelter this plant from harsh winter cold. They will prefer a rich, moist soil and are fantastic landscape plant beside a lake.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or spring, and the small species by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slug and snail damage. Under glass they are prone to slugs and whitefly.

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