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What can I plant under Gunnera Manicata

Hi, I want to create a bog area specifically to grow a gunnera manicata. What could I use to underplant and that would help extend the bogs area of interest in autumn/winter after the gunnera has died back?


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Not an expert on bog gardens but gunera is huge so doubtful if anything would survive under those leaves and you need to give the crown winter protection as it's not fully hardy in colder winters.
    Maybe grow some plants in pots and sink them in the soil once you have removed the leaves.
    Good evergreens are euonymus as they are variegated and if you get the right one they spread rather than grow tall.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709
    Leaves will create so much shade not even weeds will grow under it.
    They do grow huge!

    last 2 pics show them wrapped up for winter....using upturned leaves to protect the centre.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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