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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.
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    Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.

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    Place of Origin - southern Africa, Australasia, South America.

Delivery Information

Now is our busy period - orders are being packed 6 days a week, however please remember it may be 14 days before you RECEIVE your plants.

We regret to inform you that we cannot currently accept orders for export outside of the UK until the autumn

Orders can also be collected in person from our Nurseries, or some of our shows - just tell us during the checkout process.

Suggested Further Reading


Plant Type

Herbaceous - rhizomatous or evergreen perennials

Preferred Location

Full Sun
Full Sun - shelter from cold drying winds. Protect crowns of larger species in frost prone areas.

Soil Conditions

Wet or boggy soil - or deep, permanently moist, humus- rich soil.


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GUNNERA magellanica
A dwarf carpet forming species from S.America
£10.00 each 3+£8.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GUNNERA manicata

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Chile rhubarb, Giant prickly rhubarb
The more boggy the conditions the larger the giant, umbrella-shaped leaves.
Small £14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £45.00 each
Specimen £70.00 each

GUNNERA perpensa

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River pumpkin
This species which is South African grows to around 2 feet and has green flower spikes from August
£12.50 each 3+£10.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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