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Gunnera manicata


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

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet , Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountain grasslands and along streams over 2000 feet.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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