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Ornamental Rhubarb x 1 Chilean Giant Leaves Large Foliage Gunnera tinctoria

  • Product Code: gunnera-tinctoria-ornamental-rhubarb-plants-1
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Ornamental Rhubarb x 1 Chilean Giant Leaves Plants Gunnera tinctoria
 

The plants you will receive are in individual 40mm by 80mm or 50mm by 70mm pots, will be 10 to 20cm tall, have established roots and will be ready to plant into your garden.


Ornamental Chilean Rhubarb
Gunnera tinctoria 
(Despite the common name, this plant is not edible!)

 

Magnificent large foliaged plants that require a lot of room to grow, but make a dynamic statement.

The underside of the leaf and the whole stalk have spikes on them.

The leaves grow to an impressive size. Leaves with diameters well in excess of 4 feet (120cm) are commonplace, with a spread of 10 x 10 feet (3 x 3 metres) on a mature plant)

Feed well to optimise growth.

Can also be grown in large pots.

Grows best in damp conditions (e.g. by the side of garden ponds) but dislikes Winter cold and wet. Cover the plant with its own dead foliage to protect the crown in Winter.

They will lose their leaves in Winter in the cold areas of Australia, but the crowns will survive frost up to minus 10 degrees (even colder if protected with a thick layer of mulch through Winter). Spring will see amazingly fast growth.

Keep fed well during the growing seasons.

 

Plant pick-up also available

By appointment only

From Croydon Victoria

Please contact us to organise a time that suits.

Not for Western Australia, Northern Territory or Tasmania

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Not for Tasmania, Northern Territory or Western Australia

 

Photo credits:

(1) Karelj, Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gunnera_tinctoria_Liberec_2.jpg)

(2) Yvon Maurice, Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5250710247)

 

Tags: gunnera, frost resistant