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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
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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 -
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  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Wet or boggy soil - - - or deep, permanently moist, humus-rich soil.
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