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Gunnera tinctoria

Gunnera tinctoria



Often called Dinosaur food, this interesting clump forming herbaceous perennial from Chile has leaves that can grow up to 7 feet across. The erect red con-shaped seed heads persist through the winter. The plant likes a boggy area best, but can be grown in average conditions if watered weekly. Commonly called Chilean Rhubarb, it technically is not a Rhubarb, but the stalks are edible. Some use this plant to make concrete sculptures from molds of the leaves. This amazing plant will make a dramatic and bold element in any garden that can grow it.  Will grow to 8 ft tall and wide. Hardy to zone 7. The narrow, wide photo is from Chile where it is growing in the wild.

Type
Unique
Genus
Gunnera
Species
tinctoria
Bloom Time
June
July
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Color
Green
Deciduous/Evergreen
Deciduous
Ultimate Height
8 Ft.
Hardiness Zone
7
8
9
Growth Habit
Upright spreading
Water Requirements
B-weekly watering
Regular price $25.00 USD
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