Germination: surface sow on peat or sphagnum moss and keep moist by misting.
Other: Seed germination is slow, usually taking between 6 to 16 months to germinate.|Seed needs warm temperatures after sowing to germinate (75 degrees F +).
Introducing the impressive Gunnera tinctoria, also known as the Chilean Rhubarb! This giant, clump-forming herbaceous perennial boasts leaves that can grow up to 2.5m across, making for an impressive addition to any garden or landscape. In the spring to early summer, it produces erect spikes of cone-shaped inflorescences, which can reach up to 1m in height, displaying small flowers and orange fruits. This plant is hardy to zone 7 and can tolerate a range of soil types, from light (sandy) to heavy (clay) and acidic to alkaline soils. It prefers moist soil and can grow in semi-shade or no shade. Visit the USDA website for more information about the Gunnera tinctoria. Plant this rhubarb species for a spectacular sight in your garden!