Gunnera manicata

Giant Rhubarb, Dinosaur Food

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 manicata, Giant Rhubarb, Dinosaur Food
Sprawling plant with leaves up to 8 feet across in clump as wide as 12 feet. flowers in loose, irregular clusters followed by orange-brown seed pods.

Attributes - Gunnera manicata

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 4 ft. 6 in. to 8 ft.

Width: 16 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

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

Notes: Showy Flowers.

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