GUNNERA magellanica

A dwarf carpet forming species from S.America
Further Reading....
  • Green
    Tiny green flowers
  • Height
    15cm (6in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
    Cupped, kidney shaped, scalloped, dark-green leaves 5-9cm (2-3½in) across on upright stalks 8-15 (3-6in) tall.
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Mat-forming perennial. Flowers are followed by ovoid to spherical, orange-red fruit 5mm (¼in) across.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold drying winds. Tolerates full sun in areas with cool summers.
  • Partial shade

GUNNERA magellanica

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails.
    Place of origin
    Southern South America. Falklands.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Compact panicles 1.5-12cm (½-5in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Bog garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Wet or boggy soil
    or deep, permanently moist, humus-rich soil.
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