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Gunnera manicata (Giant rhubarb)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
2.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Gunnera manicata

Other names: Giant rhubarb, Chilean rhubarb, Prickly rhubarb

Genus: Gunnera Gunnera

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)

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)


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Gunnera Manicata 2 Litre
£ 15.95
Gunnera Manicata
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Gunnera Manicata , 3l, Giant Rhubarb, Perennial,
£ 10.90
Gunnera Manicata Seeds
£ 1.60
Gunnera Magellanica 1.5 Litre
£ 4.95
Penstemon 'Kay Burton' (3 Plants)
£ 10.00
£12.00

Botanical name: Gunnera manicata

Other names: Giant rhubarb, Chilean rhubarb, Prickly rhubarb

Genus: Gunnera Gunnera

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)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)


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