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Giant rhubarb - Gunnera manicata (latin)

Geographical origins: Brasil Colombia.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 2 m, width up to 4 m.
Foliage: Semi-evergreen.
Type of soil: Rich, cool, boggy.
Hardiness: Hardy -10°C, the foliage dies below 0°C. Mulch generously its roots in cold winter areas.
Site: Mid-shade to full sun.
Plant Non-edible

Properties and uses:
The Gunnera Manicata will without a doubt, bring a touch of originality and exoticism to your garden! Its foliage dimensions are impressive: The prickly succulent leaf stalks can grow up to 2 m, and leaves with diameters well in excess of 2 m are commonplace.
Long, red flowers cluster- buds will appear from June right through to Autumn.
This showstopper plant will be ideal beside a pond, or in a border.
In areas with cold, harsh winters, it is necessary to mulch around its root. Remove this protective layer early enough in the season to avoid the root rotting.

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