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Gunnera tinctoria
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Chilean Rhubarb

Gunnera tinctoria

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<i>Gunnera tinctoria</i>
Gunnera tinctoria

Gunnera

Gunnera tinctoria full sun  partial shade

Everything about this amazing Chilean native is BIG! A super-sized perennial of prehistoric-looking, gargantuan magnitude, Gunnera tinctoria projects a bold, dignified persona.

Palmately lobed leaves with toothed and frilled margins unfurl to 5 ft. across atop thick edible stalks that emerge from underground rhizomes, rich in tannins. Launching a large cob-shaped inflorescence inhabited by tiny rusty red flowers, the enormous domed mound adds sheer mass and a coarse stiff texture to the landscape.

Although the Chilean Rhubarb sulks in high summer humidity, it is undemanding and quick to establish in moist areas, given A LOT of room and winter protection for the crowns.

Blooms September–October.

Size: 8' 0" high x 8' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Gunnera tinctoria (P-1317)
Each $9.00
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AVAILABLE SPRING 2018



       



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