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aka Giant Rhubarb or Giant Gunnera

Gunnera manicata, G. tinctoria

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.

Dinosaur Food plant, Gunnera growing near a pond. PR00821

DINOSAUR FOOD SeedsGunnera manicata

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.

50 seeds - $3.49
Gunnera tinctoria, Dinosaur Food, Giant Rhubarb, Giant leaves and flowers PR04901

FRILLED DINOSAUR FOOD SeedsGunnera tinctoria

Grows to about 6 feet tall. Huge, frilled leaves reach 4-6 feet across. Frilled Dinosaur Food needs high humidity and moist soil. Will thrive next to streams, pools, and ponds. Best performance in cool summer areas. Frilled Dinosaur Food is not for hot or dry climates. Winter hardy to zone 7.

50 seeds - $3.49

How to Plant DINOSAUR FOOD Seeds

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.