Gunnera manicata

Chile-rhubarb

2 litre pot
pot size guide
£12.99 Buy
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Give it pride of place in a large border or damp woodland, with lots of humus (an a hose pipe near by); ideal by a pond, stream and ditch

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: deep, permanently moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)

    A dramatic, architectural plant, with massive, deeply veined, rounded leaves held on stout, prickly stems. This majestic plant looks wonderful at the edge of a large pond or stream where its foliage is reflected in the water. One of the most spectacular plants that can be grown in Britain, it requires deep, permanently moist, humus-rich soil, lots of space and protection from cold, drying winds.

  • Garden care: Cut back the dying leaves in autumn. In frost-prone areas protect the crown of the plant with a dry winter mulch such as straw.

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Osmunda regalis

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Astilbe 'Fanal' (× arendsii)

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Hosta 'Big Daddy' (sieboldiana hybrid)

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  • Q:

    Plants for boggy area?

    Dear Crocus I have an area in my woodland that is really, really, boggy, can you advice on what plants would be suitable. Many thanks. Emma
    Asked on 4/13/2010 by emma freeman

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    • A:

      Dear Helen Many thanks for list of plants I have ordered several of them. Regards

      Answered on 4/13/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
    • A:

      Hello Emma, There are a few plants that will thrive in boggy soil - here are some of the best:- Gunnera manicata http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/gunnera-manicata-/classid.2880/ Osmunda regalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/classid.1834/ Carex elata Aurea http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/grasses/carex-elata-aurea/classid.77799/ Ligularia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.ligularia/ Astilbe Fanal http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/astilbe-fanal-%C3%97-arendsii/classid.2579/ Zantedeschia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.zantedeschia/ Sambucus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.sambucus/ Rodgersia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rodgersia/ Hostas http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hosta/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 4/14/2010 by emma freeman
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