Gunnera (Gunnera tinctoria)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 feet to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Evergreen in frost free areas; large leaves (to 6 feet across) with a puckered appearance.
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Brown
Other: Brownish
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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