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Gunnera manicata
Common Name: Dinosaur Food Family: Gunneraceae (The Gunnera Family)

Gunnera manicata
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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.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Mountain grasslands and along streams over 2000 feet.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread5-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Wet Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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