Gunnera manicata - Giant Rhubarb

Giant Rhubarb

Gunnera manicata

  • AKA Gunnera brasiliensis
  • Large, rounded clump
  • Huge, puckered, deeply toothed leaves have prominent veining with rounded blades
  • Foliage is supported by stiff, prickly, reddish, hairy stalks
  • Large, cone-like heads of green flowers
  • Bloom Time: Summer

ZONE:
7

COLOUR:
Green

HEIGHT:
175-300 cm

SPREAD:
250-350 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


It will need shelter from drying winds but this particular specimen likes a deep moist soil, partial shade and mulch to protect it against colder temperatures in the winter. A dramatic addition to the edge of a water feature or pond. 

Characteristics & Attributes


SOIL MOISTURE:
Moist to Wet Soils
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen