Autumn Beauty: Gunnera manicata

The Gunnera produces a massive inflorescence of small, reddish flowers. This flower spike can be up to 8 ft long, and if removed can weigh as much as about 30 lb. The first flower spike will appear with the young leaves in April and develop slowly – changing in colour from red to brown as it progresses. Be aware that pollen is shed in May or June with seeds ripening in October.

gunnera flower


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