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

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This native of Chile is a monster perennial often called giant rhubarb or dinosaur food. The leaves can reach three to four feet in diametre and stand four to six feet tall. Grow gunnera in moist, even wet, conditions and rich soils. Less upright, more arching and slightly smaller than G. manicata.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Moist soils by lakes and rivers.

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  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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