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Old 12-14-2017, 09:44 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Why are you calling it "dinosaur food?" According to Wikipedia, most of the flora of the cretaceous period were conifers and ferns. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous#Flora .
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Why are you calling it "dinosaur food?" According to Wikipedia, most of the flora of the cretaceous period were conifers and ferns. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous#Flora .
Because "Dinosaur Food" and "Giant Rhubarb" are both common names for the plant. Look up "dinosaur food plant" or Gunnera seeds
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Because "Dinosaur Food" and "Giant Rhubarb" are both common names for the plant. Look up "dinosaur food plant" or Gunnera seeds
Thanks, I didn't know that. The only "dinosaur" misnomer that I knew was "dinosaur bones" for beef back ribs.
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Marketing tool for the Dino food...

Large foliage somehow makes this plant"prehistoric"

I have all the mentioned plants.....but no Dinos


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Yep definitely marketing.. I think they call it this because in theory the foliage would be large enough to feed a dinosaur.. haha.

My 2 plants now each have 1 pup.. I will post pictures tomorrow. So far it is an awesome plant and pretty easy to care for!

Yeah we have tons of white tail deer here too.. they better not touch my gunneras this summer
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Yep definitely marketing.. I think they call it this because in theory the foliage would be large enough to feed a dinosaur.. haha.

My 2 plants now each have 1 pup.. I will post pictures tomorrow. So far it is an awesome plant and pretty easy to care for!

Yeah we have tons of white tail deer here too.. they better not touch my gunneras this summer
Here are two more plants with larger than normal foliage and hardy for your area and are good spreaders.

A number of local gardeners grow these and they are awesome in mass.

These would complement your big guns.

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I think I will get some of these in the spring. They look awesome. Thank you!

Leaf if already about 7" across just from being indoors

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Looking good........


That plant is doing well indoors...
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ordered these last fall, gottem this spring. gunnera tinctoria. destined to go into 2 giant in ground pots

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They look great!!! Mine are in the ground so once they establish good roots I will upload pictures! Keeping them watered very well until then. I plan on digging them up this fall/winter when temperatures approach 32 F and potting them.
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well, they both died. BUT i ordered a manicata from PlantsDirect.. going to keep this one potted lol
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well, they both died. BUT i ordered a manicata from PlantsDirect.. going to keep this one potted lol
this plant I s the complete opposite of a banana plant! I went off for a week and a half, forgot to have the wife water them. one is struggling to survive and the other well...... short of half submerging the pot in a barrel they cant be left unwatered.
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manicata bulb has grown pups (the main never sprouted again after shipment).. currently growing in a fish bowl with a lid. will post a pic of the pup tomorrow probably.. very small but definitely living!
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For big in your zone (7b), consider Chestnut.
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