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Botanical name: Gunnera manicata
Other names: Giant rhubarb, Chilean rhubarb, Prickly rhubarb
Species: G. manicata - G. manicata is a large perennial with rubarb-like, prickly leaves.
Gunnera manicata is: Deciduous
Flower: Red, Green in Summer
Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Gunnera manicata (Giant rhubarb) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Bog garden, Waterside
Cultivation: Plant in humus-rich, permanently wet soil in sun or partial shade. In autumn, bend the dying leaves over the crown of the plant to provide winter protection.
Soil type: Clay, Loamy
Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: South, East, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)
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