Gunnera chilensis

These massive, leafy plants were recently dubbed Dinosaur Food because of their prehistoric look. Although club-shaped flowers may be hidden at the base of the plant, leaves can be startling, sometimes as large as 8 feet. If you plant it in a spot where it can be the center of attention and give it plenty of room, Dinosaur Food will be a real conversation piece. Do not mix with other big plants. For maximum size, feed when growth starts in the spring and then twice more during the year. This is one of the few plants that benefits from overhead watering, at least in dry, windy areas or where humidity is low.
Gunnera chilensis
smaller than G. manicata with bowl-like leaves and redder fruit.

Attributes - Gunnera chilensis

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Gunnera manicata
 
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