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Generally extremely large plants excellent as architectural specimens, particularly near water.
Can become invasive.
Genus of about 45 species of summer-flowering, rhizomatous, herbaceous or evergreen perennials from moist areas in southern Africa, Australasia and 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.
Additional Features - 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.
Soil Conditions - Wet or boggy soil - - or deep, permanently moist, humus- rich soil.
- Caring for Gunnera manicata
- Protecting from Frost Damage
- Splitting Gunnera - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Further Reading
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video