Go Back Rhubarb Giant

Gunnera manicata

Plant Type: Water Gardening

Giant leaves (1-2 feet in diameter) erupt from the base of the plant. Truly amazing plant that gives the pond character.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Giant gunneras are huge ornamental plants that need a lot of space, which are fitted for big gardens with damps areas or ponds. The leaves usually die back in winter, but the plant itself with survive lower temperatures, down to about 14°F (-10°C) and even lower with some protection. This plant can thus be grown in USDA zones 8a and warmer, and could be tried in sheltered places in zones 7.

Soil - These plants thrive in damp bog conditions, in a moist and fertile soil.

Flower Color

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

182-243 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

72-96 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture


Characteristics & Attributes


Focal Point, Border or Bed, Bog or Water Garden

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Full Sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests