Gunnera manicata

2 litre pot £18.99
available to order from late summer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Gunnera manicata Chile-rhubarb: Dramatic, huge leaves. Great beside water

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Eventual height and spread

Notes on Gunnera manicata

"Give it pride of place in a large border or damp woodland, with lots of humus (and a hose pipe nearby); ideal by a pond, stream or ditch"

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planted in a corner of an exposed garden, close to the sea and prone to very high winds. The plant has survived the winter and is sending out healthy new shoots.




i would buy this plant again


very pleased with plant recieved doing very well plants are always packed very well and service is quick i would highly reccomend crocus to anyone and will certainly continue to buy my plants from them

sue the gardener

east sussex


i was impressed by the packaging arrived perfect condition


i have it in a woody area - probably could do with more sun!


my garden




I always liked the drama of this plant but thought it way too big for my average sized garden. Saw on Gardeners World that somebody kept one in a pot to reduce it's size so I went for it. Doesn't hang about, already need to up the pot size again for this year. Worth the effort though. Big girls blouse, needs babied over the winter. If looking for a statement plant it's a deffo.




Excellent Strong Healthy Plant!


Strong robust healthy plant, we were struggling to find a plant that would survive our boggy border, as we have underground springs, and this has been brilliant. We protected the crown over winter, and it is showing signs of coming back already. We are delighted with it.






Ideal for boggy area in garden

I the Guy



The gunners has settled very well.


The gunnera is resting at the moment.

Harvey's mum



Fab !


Love this plant & it has grown so well. All I hope is that it survives the winter.






Supposedly easy in boggy soil but it failed for me !



Gunnera manicata

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Hi. Can a Gunnera be planted into a large pot?


Hello, This plant will be much happier if planted in the ground where it can spread out - and its roots can sink into the soil.


I have just bought a gunnera is it ok to plant it now or should I wait til spring. It's leaVes haven't died down yet still very green.

Dizzy dahlia

Hello there As long as the ground isn't frozen or freezing outside you could plant now, but this plant isn't fully hardy so you will need to protect the crown from frosts. After cutting back in the autumn use leaves to protect the crown or insulate with a layer of dry leaves or chipped bark.

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

emma freeman

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

Crocus Helpdesk

Hello Emma, There are a few plants that will thrive in boggy soil - here are some of the best:- Gunnera manicata Osmunda regalis Carex elata Aurea Ligularia Astilbe Fanal Zantedeschia Sambucus Rodgersia Hostas I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

emma freeman

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