Gunnera manicata - Chilean Rhubarb
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Gunnera manicata - Chilean Rhubarb

Add a 'Jurassic' feel to your garden.
  • Hails from South America and is guaranteed to add a 'Jurassic' feel to your garden.
  • Forms a succession of huge stately parasol leaves atop a curious furry rhizome.
  • The pinkish flowers are insignificant but are borne on curious spiky stems.
  • Beside a pond or stream with room to reach its full potential, this plant is one of the most impressive that can be grown in the UK!
  • Supplied as a pack of 3 x 2 year old 9cm potted plants ready to plant out straight away.
  • Hails from South America and is guaranteed to add a 'Jurassic' feel to your garden.
  • Forms a succession of huge stately parasol leaves atop a curious furry rhizome.
  • The pinkish flowers are insignificant but are borne on curious spiky stems.
  • Beside a pond or stream with room to reach its full potential, this plant is one of the most impressive that can be grown in the UK!
  • Supplied as a pack of 3 x 2 year old 9cm potted plants ready to plant out straight away.

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Hailing from South America and also known as Giant Rhubarb this herbaceous plant is an absolute monster and is guaranteed to add a 'Jurassic' feel to your garden.

It needs plenty of space in a moist sunny border as it forms a succession of huge stately parasol leaves atop a curious furry rhizome. The pinkish flowers are insignificant but are borne on curious spiky stems.

Beside a pond or stream with room to reach its full potential, this plant is one of the most impressive that can be grown in the UK!

What Is Supplied

Item 560195 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 3 x 9cm potted plants, 2 years old, ready to plant out now.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost

Top Tips

  • Keep plants well watered and well fed during the growing season for maximum size.
  • Provide winter protection from frost.

Care Information

Planting advice for your Gunnera manicata:

  • Grow in permanently moist, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade.
  • When planting, a layer of pond liner can be placed in the bottom of the planting hole to retain moisture.
  • Shelter from cold drying winds which can damage and brown the leaves.
  • Protect crowns by mulching during the winter months to avoid frost damage and rotting.

Aftercare Advice for Gunnera Giant Chilean Rhubarb:

  • Gunnera manicata is tolerant of temperature to -12C but will not survive being wet and frozen. New growth is also susceptible to frost damage, so we recommend protecting the crowns over winter.
  • Remove the leaves by cutting off at the base near the crown then place some dry straw, fern or bracken, over the crowns before covering them with the leaves to form a tent, removing any stalk left from the leaves.

Pruning Advice for your Gunnera:

  • The flowering stem can be removed after blooming.
  • Trim back any dead brown leaves when growth commences in the spring.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
250 cm
400 cm
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