Intrigued by gunnera and live it a hot Atlanta climate. I've read it
needs humid and cool summers. Any experience with this crazy plant in
zone 7-8? Any advice on Gunnera manicata vs. Gunnera other? I've got
a wet and shady backyard except for a curious mid-day 2-3 hr window of
hot sun. Thanks.
got>a wet and shady backyard except for a curious mid-day 2-3 hr window of>hotsun.
We are zone 8b and have no problem with Gunnera - you just lop the leaves off
around Halloween and mulch the plant with them.
They do require a reasonable level of moisture (perfect beside a pond) and can
burn in direct hot sun all day but so what? Plant it near water or in the
middle of a lawn, and stand back. They are good to zone 7 in terms of winter
low temps, if suitably mulched.
Here's one beside my pond a couple of years ago -its even bigger now.
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