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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


 

 

fidgetbones

Do you mean the brown cone type thing?

It's a flower spike.

Atilla

Hi,

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

 

flowering rose

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.

 

Thanks

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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!

Atilla

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

This is my Plant NOT the one above


 

fidgetbones wrote (see)

Do you mean the brown cone type thing?

It's a flower spike.

Yes
Thank you


 

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

fidgetbones

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

fidgetbones wrote (see)

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

Yes fingers crossed but i will wait for more rain but upto now it is ok

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