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Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata
Gunnera manicata
Gunnera manicata
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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.

Supplied Size: 3L or 4L pots

  • 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

Plant Video

An eight year old Gunnera manicata in our woodland gardens.

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