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GUNNERA

Generally extremely large plants excellent as architectural specimens, particularly near water.

Can become invasive.

Genus of about 45 species of summer-flowering, rhizomatous, herbaceous or evergreen perennials from moist areas in southern Africa, Australasia and South America.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous or evergreen perennials
  • Full sun - shelter from cold drying winds. Protect crowns of larger species in frost prone areas.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - sizes vary from dwarf to gigantic. Large forms are excellent architectural plants. named by Linnaeus after Norwegian Bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.
  • Place of origin - southern Africa, Australasia, South America.
  • Soil Conditions - Wet or boggy soil - - or deep, permanently moist, humus- rich soil.

Buy Varieties of GUNNERA

GUNNERA magellanica

GUNNERA magellanica  >

A dwarf carpet forming species from S.America
Multibuy
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

GUNNERA manicata

GUNNERA manicata  >


Commonly known as: Chile rhubarb, Giant prickly rhubarb.
The more boggy the conditions the larger the giant, umbrella-shaped leaves.
Small £16.00 each
Large £45.00 each

GUNNERA perpensa

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
Multibuy
individually £13.50 each, 3+ £11.00 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.

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