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Commonly known as Chile rhubarb, Giant prickly rhubarb
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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.
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 -
Soil Conditions - Wet or boggy soil - - or deep, permanently moist, humus-rich soil.
- Caring for Gunnera manicata
- Protecting from Frost Damage
- Splitting Gunnera - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Further Reading
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
3-4m (10-13ft) or more.