Gunnera manicata Giant prickly rhubarb Prickly rhubarb Chile rhubarb

Description

This giant plant has the largest leaves of any plant grown in the UK. The leaves are borne on long, stout, prickly stems and can grow to well over a metre in diameter. It has a green/red club shaped flowers that are about 70cm long.

Repotting or planting

Remove the plant from the pot, and plant in damp ground, in a hole deep enough to accommodate the root ball.

Care instructions

Cover the crown with dying foliage or straw in Autumn to protect from frost.

Colour

Red

Growth rate

Fast

Flowers

July – Aug

Sun/shade

Full sun- Part shade

Season

Summer, Autumn

Measurements in centimetres

Height Min –Max

150-300

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