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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.
HerbaceousEarly 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 sunshelter from cold drying winds. Protect crowns of larger species in frost prone areas.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowSizes vary from dwarf to gigantic. Large forms are excellent architectural plants. named by Linnaeus after Norwegian Bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, snails.Place of originSouthern Africa, Australasia, South America.
Soil ConditionsWet or boggy soilor 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
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of GUNNERA
a dwarf carpet forming species from S.America
the more boggy the conditions the larger the giant, umbrella-shaped leaves.
this species which is South African grows to around 2 feet and has green flower spikes from August