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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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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.
Small £16.50 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large £45.00 each 

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - conical, branched panicles to 1m (39in) tall
  • 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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2.5m (8ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-4m (10-13ft) or more.
 

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