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Gunnera tinctoria
Gunnera tinctoria
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Family:  Gunneraceae
Hardiness:  Zone 7b
Mature Size:  8' x 8'
Exposure:  Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Needs:  Wet to Moist
Origin:  Chile
Price: $20.00
Pot Size: Gallon Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P2572

Big dude with leaves up to 5' across.  Bizarre flower cones evocative of times distantly primordial and the whole package begs to be the centerpiece of the Jurassic Garden.  I can see it - Tree Ferns, Cardiocrinums, big leaf Rhododendrons and Podophyllums all playing off the Gunnera.  Rich moist soil and mulch crown in winter.  We layer the spent leaves over the crown and toss brown gold over that which makes for a nice blanket as well as good eating for the Gunnera.  Brown gold?  Dairy manure of course.