• Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata - Growth is rapid once the weather starts to warm up in Spring...
    Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Giant Rhubarb, Chilean Rhubarb
Size: ex 3L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£14.99

Quick Overview

  • Enormous foliage
  • Enormous pod-shaped inflorescences
  • Enjoys a damp position
  • Full sun
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Description

Gunnera manicata, Giant Rhubarb is such an impressive plant it needs little introduction. A robust clump-forming herbaceous perennial of gigantic proportions, you will need a very large space for this to sit comfortably in your garden. Down by the edge of your lake is ideal... Gunnera manicata has enormous umbrella-like leaves - up to 2m across - on the ends of stout spiky petioles and in summer it produces extraordinary pod-shaped inflorescences on which are borne thousands of tiny red-brown flowers and are adorned with reddish silky tassels.

Apart from plenty of room its main requirement is a damp position. In autumn, as the first frosts start to cut down the foliage, the petioles can be cut back and the leaves can be placed upside-down over the growing apices to act as a mulch overwinter.

Additional Information

Order Gunnerales
Family Gunneraceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Gunnera brasiliensis
Geographical Origin South America
Cultivation Likes full sun and a moist root-run
Eventual Height 3-4m
Eventual Spread 3 m
Hardiness Herbaceous perennial. Cut foliage in autumn and protect the growing points for winter by mulching with the upturned leaves

Gunnera manicata

Giant Rhubarb, Chilean Rhubarb
Size: ex 3L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£14.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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