GUNNERA manicata

Commonly known as Chile rhubarb, Giant prickly rhubarb

The more boggy the conditions the larger the giant, umbrella-shaped leaves.
Further Reading....
  • Green
    Tiny greenish red flowers
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    3-4m (10-13ft) or more.
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Very large clump forming perennial. Rounded to kidney-shaped, palmately-lobed, sharply-toothed, dark-green leaves to 2m (6ft) long on prickly stalks to 2.5m (8ft) long. Flowers are followed by small, spherical, red-green fruit.
  • 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. Protect crowns in frost prone areas.
  • Partial shade

GUNNERA manicata

 
Currently out of stock, please check again soon
Small £17.50 each 
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre - Early in the year, typically January til end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large £45.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre - Early in the year, typically January til end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Invasive. Should never be allowed to escape into the wild.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails.
    Place of origin
    Colombia to Brazil
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Conical, branched panicles to 1m (39in) tall
  • 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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2.5m (8ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-4m (10-13ft) or more.
 

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