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please help me find gunnera manicata

Posted by
Lisa TX
(herrinl@aol.com) on
Tue, Jun 12, 01 at 19:34

Please help me find a nursery that sells gunnera manicata plants in the east Texas or Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Thanks, Lisa


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RE: please help me find gunnera manicata

Good Luck! It is to hot and humid for them to survive there. Elizabeth


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Lisa, You can find gunnera at Jackson & Perkins catalog also Springhill catalog. I bought seeds from a man in Austin Texas that says he grows it in TOTAL SHADE at the end of his pond(not garden pond)w/ success. I'm going to try it myself. Also said has to be in pond or bog in Texas.
Good Luck Lisa, Jodi


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< sighs > and its too cold in the winters for it here in cincinnati ohio < bummed out > what an awesome plant!!


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Growing Gunnera in SE TX

  • Posted by jodyl Z9 SETX (My Page) on
    Sat, May 11, 02 at 14:02

Anyone growing Gunnera Chilensis in SW LA or SE TX please tell me how to do it!!!! And where to buy the variety that will grow.


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will it grow well in North Carolina???


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I am growing gunnera manicata in Raleigh, NC. I ordered a plant and seeds. It hasn't died in our 90 degree plus temps. I read somewhere it grows 10" a year, so it'll take awhile to get big. I have it at the base of a hill where all the rainwater we're not getting collects, so it's always wet. It gets several hours of morning sun, afternoon shade. Not sure if it will survive our winters, but I always like to experiment...


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I grow Gunnera Manicata and Gunnera Chilinesis on Long Island. They get a heavy winter mulch return every year bigger and bigger. My gunnera Chilinesis is flowering for the first time in 6 years I had it. Greer Gardens sell them ( Mail order) But they are small when order.


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This site has them one gallon for $10. They add a special caution to people in Texas.
http://www.worldplants.com/gunnera.htm


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https://www.islandhosting.com/~plants/Seedstore_001/Gunnera_manicata.htm


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I'm also looking for gunnera. Does anyone know if anyone is exchanging plants? Or direct me to the correct forum?


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Dutch Gardens.com has them. I just received 5 in the mail!!!!!


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Taylor TX, loved your link.


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Stay away from Dragonfly Dreams nursery. I don't know if I just had a bad experience or if mine was typical but I lost over $200 in bad plants / packaging / shipping etc. The post below is from Dragonflydreams nursery.

Posted by: kelly31 (mrkwildcat13@aol.com) on Thu, Jan 29, 04 at 12:43

You can find them at Dragonfly Dreams nursery.


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for Jforbes

  • Posted by CAC0 8 OR (My Page) on
    Wed, May 19, 04 at 21:00

"I read somewhere it grows 10" a year..."

Well, I'm no expert on manicata, but that doesn't seem right to me. I put a tiny G. Manicata (also have a tinctoria)in the ground this spring - probably reached no higher than 4 inches - and it has gained 5" in height already. The leaves have tripled in width. I think it grows much faster than 10" per anum. Of course, I am in Portland, OR, which is probably a pretty favorable environment for manicata, except for the rather dry summers.


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CAC0,

Some people get confused of the sigle and double quote marks.
" = inches
' = feet

What was quoted as // 10" per anum // should have read 10 feet per year. There is nothing mammoth about 10 inches per year.

I am also looking for Gunnera to grow in North Texas.

MrBill


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To those in the Dallas area, try North Haven nursery; I believe they have a website. They are the only retail nursery that I know of in that area, that sells unusual and rare plants, including herbs and begonias (not the bedding kind).

Also, Heronswood Nursery carries it mail order. I doubt they would mail it this late in the year, but there is always next spring. I purchased my variegated petasites from them. It was a small plant, but very good root system. It is now in it's 4th summer, and is really finally taking off. The problem with mail order, is that they are small plants and it will take some time for them to condition them to our climate, and to establish a large root system. I am in zone 7a in Oklahoma City. I sometimes think the zones are not a very good indication of what we can grow. For instance, Seattle, Washington, may be a zone 7 also, but they don't get the hot summers that we get, nor the unpredictable winters we get. So, just because they're in the same zone, doesn't mean I will get the same results with the same plant.

Susan


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  • Posted by CAC0 8 OR (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 8, 05 at 18:30

We had a 95F day in Portland in late May. The G. manicata lost nearly all of it's leaves while the chilensis -- situated in the same amount of shade -- was unaffected.

Thought this might be interesting to those of you in Texas and such places, who are interested in growing Gunnera.

To MrBill,

"What was quoted as // 10" per anum // should have read 10 feet per year."

Really?

"I read somewhere it grows 10" a year, so it'll take awhile to get big."

Doesn't seem to me that something that grows 10 feet a year would "take awhile to get big."

"I read somewhere it grows 10" a year, so it'll take awhile to get big."


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