Propagation Of Gunnera Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Hammond, OR
Question by hcsimon
May 27, 2001
I live at the Northwest corner of Oregon and have had very good luck in growing the gunnera plant. Do you have any information on propagating the seeds? thank you,


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Answer from NGA
May 27, 2001

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Gunnera is one of those weird and wonderful plants. The exotic-looking foliage seems like out of a dinosaur movie! When flowers fade and the seed pods turn brown, harvest the seeds. Then sow outdoors in a prepared bed, just barely covering the seeds with additional soil. (Or sow indoors in trays of moistened seed starting mix and keep at 60F - 70F). Seeds will sprout in 14-60 days. Keep seed bed moist but not soggy wet.

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