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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
Fruit: Dark-red, Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Plant with: Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn redwood), Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily), Nymphaea 'Attraction' (Waterlily 'Attraction'), Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' (Dawn redwood 'Gold Rush' )
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.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Boggy damp conditions|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)|
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