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Gunnera? Will it work in Williamsburg area?

Posted by clanross 7b Virginia (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 1, 14 at 13:08

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


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RE: Gunnera? Will it work in Williamsburg area?

  • Posted by johnnieb Washington, DC zone (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 10, 14 at 15:10

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.


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RE: Gunnera? Will it work in Williamsburg area?

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....????


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