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Gunneras, aka Dinosaur Food are amazing perennials with giant leaves up to 4-8 feet across. They need constantly moist, boggy soil, high humidity and mild summer weather. Gunneras are the ultimate conversation piece for experienced plant collectors.
A magnificent, big, bold perennial to 8 feet tall. The enormous leaves grow 4-8 feet across. Grown well Dinosaur Food is the ultimate accent plant. Children and adults love to be photographed in front of Dinosaur Food.
Where winters are mild, leaves last more than 1 year. In cooler climates leaves will die-back to the roots in winter. Dinosaur Food requires high humidity and moist soil. Plants thrive next to streams or pools. Best in mild summer areas. Rarely successful in hot or dry climates. Winter hardy to zone 7. Grows beautifully with Joe-Pye Weed.
Sow seeds in 2 inch pots or cell packs, press into soil, lightly cover. Kept at 75-80°F., germination is irregular over 30 to 90 days. Using bottom-heat and a humidity dome is highly recommended.