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Gunnera manicata

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- Gunnera manicata
- Huge architectural plant
- Prehistoric appearance
- Needs a wet soil and lots of space

Plant Information

Gunnera manicata, also known as a Chilean rhubarb. A robust herbaceous perennial which forms a spreading clump of lobed, rounded, rough textured leaves with spiny stems 1 to 2m across. Tiny red brown flowers are borne in erect panicles to 1m in height. Requires a wet soil to support the lush growth and whilst hardy, the large crowns need protection from frost overwinter. AGM

Gunnera manicata is excellent in a large garden with plenty of water, by a pond or stream. This prehistoric beast is an incredible specimen. The leaves can reach 2m across and are borne on strong spiny stems.


Genus: Gunnera
Variety: manicata
Category: Perennial

Height & Spread: 2 x 4m
Flower Colour: green
Foliage: Deciduous
Soil Type: fertile moist / wet soil
Aspect: full sun to shade
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer & Autumn

Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions

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Gunnera manicata - 5L Pot

Gunnera manicata, Huge architectural plant, Prehistoric appearance, Needs a wet soil and lots of space

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