Gunnera manicata

pash2pash2 Posts: 83

Hi My Gunnera manicata is growing well and there is some strange oblong growths on it

two in fact they look like little stems on a branch here is an example i found

 

What are they?

Thanks

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    Do you mean the brown cone type thing?

    It's a flower spike.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Hi,

    That is the flower stalk - you may even get some seeds from it if the flower stalk makes it through winter.

     

  • Those are the flowers come seed part,I keep mine well watered and in winter fold the leaves over the flower heads to keep the frost at  bay.

     

  • pash2pash2 Posts: 83

    Thanks

  • Beautiful plant pash2! Folding the browning/dying leaves over the centre of the plant in winter really works well as flowering rose suggests & shelters any other little spring flowering plants/ bulbs growing under it as well!

  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    I also wonder if you have Gunnera tinctoria not manicata now I see the stalk...

  • pash2pash2 Posts: 83

    This is my Plant NOT the one above

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  • pash2pash2 Posts: 83
    fidgetbones wrote (see)

    Do you mean the brown cone type thing?

    It's a flower spike.

    Yes
    Thank you

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  • pash2pash2 Posts: 83

    Does this mean i can collect seeds from it at a later date?

    If so How?

    I  also understand that i can split it in march to get another plant, again how?

    I would love a range of these plants in my garden as they dont halve stop my garden from flooding. and whilst in Scotland last week i noticed a "wall" of these plant againt someones fence in Galloway or very near to Galloway on the A712

    Thank you very much for your paitence

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    Is that end of the lawn boggy? I expected to see it at the side of a pond.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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