Plant of the Week - Giant Rhubarb
August 24th 2016
Gunnera Manicata – Giant Rhubarb
Other common name: Chilean or prickly rhubarb
Genus: Gunnera may be evergreen or herbaceous rhizomatous perennials, and range from small creeping plants to very large with huge leaves. The tiny red-brown flowers are small, borne in narrow panicles or spikes to 1m in height and may be followed by small berry-like fruits
Details: G. manicata is a very robust herbaceous perennial, forming a spreading clump of lobed, rounded, rough-textured leaves with spiny stems 1-2m in width.
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