Gunnera manicata is a monster perennial often called giant rhubarb or dinosaur food. with heavily textured, sandpapery, palmate leaves up to six feet across!
Gunnera manicata is a native of higher elevations in Brazil. It is a monster perennial often called giant rhubarb or dinosaur food. The heavily textured, sandpapery, palmate leaves can reach six feet in diametre and stand four to eight feet tall. Grow in moist, even wet, conditions and rich soils. It is more upright than G. tinctoria.
Common Name: Dinosaur Food
Family: Gunneraceae (The Gunnera Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet , Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountain grasslands and along streams over 2000 feet.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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