Gunnera? Will it work in Williamsburg area?

clanross(7b Virginia)March 1, 2014

Will Gunnera grow in my area? How should I go about it and what should I expect? Thanks. :)

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JohnnieB(Washington, DC 7a/b)

In a nutshell, no. Gunneras do best with cool summers and I have not heard of anybody growing them successfully anywhere on the east coast (although I know 2 or 3 people who have failed!). But who knows, high elevation areas in Virginia or the Carolinas might work. For a similar effect you can use Tetrapanax papyrifer.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 3:10PM
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clanross(7b Virginia)

Thank you Jonnieb. Probably would not do well for me. I am coastal and southern Va. I used to live in South Mississippi and sometimes saw the rice paper plant there. Does it like moist, slightly boggy soil? That's where I was thinking of putting the Gunnera when I first posted....????

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 5:06PM
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