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Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata - Giant Rhubarb

Gunnera manicata - Giant Rhubarb

More About Gunnera manicata

  • AKA Gunnera brasiliensis
  • Large, rounded clump
  • Huge, puckered, deeply toothed leaves have prominent veining with rounded blades
  • Foliage is supported by stiff, prickly, reddish, hairy stalks
  • Large, cone-like heads of green flowers
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

7

Height:

175-300 cm

Spread:

250-350 cm

Colour:

Green
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Giant Rhubarb Growing and Maintenance Tips

It will need shelter from drying winds but this particular specimen likes a deep moist soil, partial shade and mulch to protect it against colder temperatures in the winter. A dramatic addition to the edge of a water feature or pond. 


Gunnera manicata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils

Flowering Time

Summer

Landscape uses

Specimen