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GUNNERA manicata

Commonly known as Chile rhubarb, Giant prickly rhubarb

The more boggy the conditions the larger the giant, umbrella-shaped leaves.
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Small £15.00 each

Large £45.00 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2020
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre
  • 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. Tiny, greenish flowers in conical panicles to 1m (3ft) or more tall in early summer 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
  • 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
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Bog garden
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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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