Who is growing Gunnera manicata successfully?
Maine et Loire, France
I'm a bit disappointed with my gunneras. I bought one three or more years ago and have planted it by the pond in what I thought was ideal conditions. I expected them to make huge plants.
One in a shady spot is still only about three feet high. The second which has been in for two years, but is in a sunnier spot, is only three feet high and wide.
How long does it take for them to form into the huge plants you see in large gardens? Is there any special way they should be tended other than keeping the crowns protected from frost in winter?
- 21 Jul, 2009