Giant Gunnera


Very large specimens of gunnera available. Contact us at

Gunnera manicata is a giant herbaceous perennial. A huge furry rhizome lies on the soil surface from which stout, 2 metre spiny leaf stalks emerge. These carry immense, puckered, scalloped, rough textured leaves that can reach over 3 metres in width. Spiky-looking but soft-fingered flower stalks add to the plant's primeval feel. Reaching full potential in a sheltered position in a mild, wet climate in a bog, at the edge of a stream or pond this is simply one of the most dramatic plants that can be grown in the UK.

  • Origin: Southern Brazil
  • Genus: Gunnera
  • Species: manicata
  • Synonym: Gunnera braziliensis
  • Common Name: Giant Rhubarb
  • Situation: Full sun to part shade, moist, rich soil
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 4m
  • Hardiness: Hardy to -12C or lower
  • Skill level: Easy

7.5 litre pot - £75

15 litre pot - £135

15+ litre pot - We can provide some very large specimens each to be priced individually so contact us at to discuss your requirements.

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