Today's bloom is Giant Rhubarb (Gunnera manicata)

Bloom of the Day for March 24th, 2007:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Green, Inconspicuous/none

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 8b

Height: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m), 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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threegardeners wrote:
Good Grief!!!! Is it edible like a regular rhubarb?????

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Gunnera is not edible and the sap can irritate the skin.