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Gunnera manicata
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Gunnera manicata


Giant Gunnera

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.239.050


Enormous rhubarb-like leaves rise from the ground on thick, thorny stalks. Often seen in large gardens and parks, particularly at the West Coast. A bold feature plant for the waterside. Large cone-like heads of green flowers appear in summer. Must have a mild-winter climate to survive outside, otherwise grow in tubs to winter indoors. Determined gardeners might build a four foot-square box in late fall, filled with dry leaves to give insulation in cold winter regions. Plants must have a constantly moist to wet soil. Best in cool-summer climates.

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Gunnera manicata


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Moist or
  Wet
Care Level
  Moderate
Flower Colour
  Green
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Specimen
  Waterside
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   180-300 cm
   70-117 inches
Spread
   150-180 cm
   59-70 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.


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