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Gunnera manicata

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Wantirna
B9
Size: 20cm
Available: 10
$/Unit (EX GST): $18.38 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $20.21 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Gunnera manicata Giant Rhubarb, Chilean Rhubarb, Prickly Rhubarb, Dinosaur Food,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

Description:
Large clumping perennial with giant dark green leaves that can grow as wide as 2m across. Tiny reddish-brown flowers appear on a 1m tall stalk with small red berries appearing after. Great feature plant for wet bog areas or on the side of a large pond. Grows 2.5m tall x 4m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Clay, Loam

Landscape Use(s)
Aquatic Garden, Borders / Shrubbery, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Tropical Garden

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: This plant requires a lot of space as it can difficult to keep their size restricted. Prefers full sun to part shade in a consistently moist soil. Feed in Spring with either a liquid fertiliser or general slow release fertiliser.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Gunneraceae SouthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Brown, Burgundy
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: High
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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