Gunnera manicata

Also known as:

  • Gunnera brasiliensis
  • Jurassic Rhubarb
  • Giant Rhubarb

Plant Type

perennial, water / bog

Zones

7a-9b

Size

H:6'-10'
W:10'-15'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

rich

Water Needs:

standing water, even moisture, high

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

green

Flower Season:

spring, summer

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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ZEPHYRANTHES

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

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(08) 9250 3682

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Climatically appropriate plants for Perth gardens

Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Garden World

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10506 Broadacres Road Hubbard, Oregon

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503-982-2380

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Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Premier Landscaping & Yard Care

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812 Quince St Florence, Oregon

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Thompson's Nursery

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Waldport, Oregon

541-563-3676

Shinglehouse Nursery Design

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63385 Shinglehouse Rd Coos Bay, Oregon

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541-999-2553

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ZEPHYRANTHES

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

Directions

(08) 9250 3682

enquire@zephs.com.au

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Climatically appropriate plants for Perth gardens

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

Shinglehouse Nursery Design

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63385 Shinglehouse Rd Coos Bay, Oregon

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541-999-2553

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Springfield, Oregon

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Gunnera manicata is the giant of the gunnera world. Our plant gets 8-10' tall and has 4-5 leaves. The foliage isn't as course and rough as G chilensis.

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Stanwood, Washington

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Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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This native of higher elevations in Brazil is a monster perennial often called giant rhubarb or dinosaur food. The leaves can reach five feet in diametre and stand four to eight feet tall. Grow gunnera in moist, even wet, conditions and rich soils. More upright than G. tinctoria.

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Description by: Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-9835

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This is the largest hardy species, over time, developing a large rhizome. The foliage is larger and heavier in texture. 6 ft. across to taller than 8 ft. Protect crown in winter for maximum hardiness.

Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

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Prehistoric looking plant with enormous individual leaves that can reach at least 5 feet! Can not tolerate extreme cold or heat. Will be evergreen in warmer areas, but will die back during the winter in cooler climates.

Description by: Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

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Blooms: summer, unusual cone like/ huge leaves Zone 7-9. 6'-8', South America, part shade-sun, moist, well drained

Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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HUGE says it all for this slowly creeping prn;from E.SAm(G.chilensis is from the W) ; even bigger with leaves to 4-15'! across on 6' petioles! (they arent'ALL that big; they need a special spot!) PSh/Med(not dry)-Wet

Description by: Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

www.laelsmoongarden.com

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Enormous puckered leaves with tropical look, corncob like flowers, boggy okay, Mulch in winter. Zones 7-8

Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Called 'dinosaur food' by many, this S. American primitive thrives in Portland near a good source of water and fertilizer. Can take lots of sun when damp. Impress your friends: frighten the kids. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.

Description by: Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

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Big leaves 3'-5' across and the prehistoric reddish flower cone is just too bizarre. Loves a lot of moisture like a pond edge. Cover crown with leaves in winter to protect from hard frost. For those who prefer size.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

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One of the ultimate foliage plants reaching Volkswagen Bug size in time. Huge leaves 4-7' across on mature plants. Protect from Arctic blast in winter.

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