Chilean Rhubarb, Prickly Rhubarb
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Gunnera manicata is a herbaceous perennial in the Gunneraceae family, common names include Giant Rhubarb, Chilean Rhubarb and Prickly Rhubarb. Foliage is large and dramatic, leaves are rounded, lobed and rough in texture. The leaves are borne on spiny stems up to 2m in height and flowers are usually formed at a height of around 1m, they are red-brown in colour and very small compared to the foliage. It has a clumping habit and is hardy to -15 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full to partial sun, in moist, poorly draining soil for optimal growth.
Take cuttings from the base in spring.
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Peat
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline