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GUNNERA perpensa

Commonly known as River pumpkin

This species which is South African grows to around 2 feet and has green flower spikes from August
Further Reading....
  • Height
    75cm (30in)
  • Spread
    75cm (30in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump-forming perennial. Large, dark bluish-green, kidney-shaped leaves with prominent veins. Numerous small flowers are produced on slender spikes.
  • 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 - protect crowns in frost prone areas.
  • Partial shade

GUNNERA perpensa

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails.
    Place of origin
    South Africa.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
  • 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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75cm (30in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  75cm (30in)
 

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