GUNNERA magellanica

A dwarf carpet forming species from S.America
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GUNNERA magellanica

  • 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.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold drying winds. Tolerates full sun in areas with cool summers.
  • Partial shade
  • 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
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Wet or boggy soil - or deep, permanently moist, humus-rich soil.

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