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  • Good to know - sizes vary from dwarf to gigantic. Large forms are excellent architectural plants. named by Linnaeus after Norwegian Bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.
  • Place of Origin - southern Africa, Australasia, South America.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous or evergreen perennials
  • Full Sun - shelter from cold drying winds. Protect crowns of larger species in frost prone areas.
  • Partial Shade
  • Wet or boggy soil - or deep, permanently moist, humus- rich soil.

Buy Varieties of GUNNERA

GUNNERA magellanica

GUNNERA magellanica  >

A dwarf carpet forming species from S.America
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

GUNNERA manicata

GUNNERA manicata  >

Commonly known as: Chile rhubarb, Giant prickly rhubarb.
The more boggy the conditions the larger the giant, umbrella-shaped leaves.
Small £14.50 each
Large £45.00 each

GUNNERA perpensa

GUNNERA perpensa  >

Commonly known as: River pumpkin.
This species which is South African grows to around 2 feet and has green flower spikes from August
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

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