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Gunnera cordifolia (Tasmanian mudleaf)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gunnera cordifolia

Other names

Tasmanian mudleaf

Genus

Gunnera Gunnera

Species

G. cordifolia - G. cordifolia is a compact, creeping, moisture-loving, evergreen perennial with rosettes of thick, hairy, rounded to heart-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and inconspicuous flowers in late spring and early summer followed by bright red fruit.


Gunnera cordifolia is: Evergreen

Habit

Creeping, Mat Forming, Rosette

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe. Seed loses viability quickly.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Gunnera cordifolia (Tasmanian mudleaf) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Bog garden, Rock, Waterside

Cultivation

Grow in moist or boggy, neutral to acid soil in sun. Do not allow to dry out. Tolerates partial shade. Suitable for growing in containers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Gunnera cordifolia

Other names

Tasmanian mudleaf

Genus

Gunnera Gunnera

Species

G. cordifolia - G. cordifolia is a compact, creeping, moisture-loving, evergreen perennial with rosettes of thick, hairy, rounded to heart-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and inconspicuous flowers in late spring and early summer followed by bright red fruit.

Native to

Tasmania

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Creeping, Mat Forming, Rosette


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe. Seed loses viability quickly.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gunnera cordifolia (Tasmanian mudleaf) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Bog garden, Rock, Waterside

Cultivation

Grow in moist or boggy, neutral to acid soil in sun. Do not allow to dry out. Tolerates partial shade. Suitable for growing in containers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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