Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

£15.00

Gunnera manicata is one of the most spectacular herbaceous plants with huge rhubarb-like, prickly leaves that can be 150-180 cm across.

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One of the most spectacular herbaceous plants, Gunnera manicata is native to Brazil and has huge rhubarb-like, prickly leaves that can be up to 150-180cm across. Ideal for wet or moist sites, this makes a superb feature plant which looks especially good when planted next to ponds or streams.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist or boggy soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. The crown of Gunnera manicata requires protection from frost in winter.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Large architectural perennial.
    • Height: Eventually up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
    • Spread: Eventually up to 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: Protect the crown in winter by piling the dead leaves into a mound over the plants centre in the autumn and removing them in spring when there is less risk of frost
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Herbaceous - Large
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Fruit - Ornamental, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large

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