Herb latin name: Gunnera magellanica
Family: Gunneraceae (Gunnera Family)
Edible parts of Gunnera magellanica:One report says that the fruit might be edible. The fruit is about 5mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Damp grassy places. Moist sheltered places from sea-level to 1000 metres.
Other uses of Gunnera magellanica:A carpeting plant that roots as it spreads, it is suitable for ground cover when spaced about 45cm apart each way.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown as soon as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a sandy mix in a cold frame. The seed can also be sown in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division as new growth commences in the spring. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Cultivation of Gunnera magellanica:Damp grassy places. Moist sheltered places from sea-level to 1000 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Gunnera magellanica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.