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Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata
  • Gunnera manicata

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Gunnera manicata

£22.50

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

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Herbaceous - Large
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Fruit - Ornamental, Foliage - Unusual Shape

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