Gunnera manicata, about tall, dies back to ground level in winter, awesome plant
Giant Rhubarbs (gunnera manicata): Gunnera manicata, known as Brazilian giant-rhubarb or giant rhubarb, a native to South America from Colombia to Brazil, is a species of flowering plant in the Gunneraceae family. It is a large, clump-forming herbaceous perennial growing to 2.5 m (8 ft) tall by 4 m (13 ft) or more. The leaves of G. manicata grow to an impressive size. Leaves with diameters well in excess of 4 ft (122 cm) are commonplace, with a spread of 10 ft (3 m) by 10 ft (3 m) on a…
Red Gunnera Gunnera is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants, the only member of the family Gunneraceae. Some species have extremely large leaves. It is native to Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Papuasia, Hawaii, insular Southeast Asia, Africa, and Madagascar. - Bing images
For a lesson on COOL plants? Gunnera tinctora leaf - "Chilean rhubarb" is a giant, clump-forming herbaceous perennial that can grow over feet tall. The leaves can grow up to 8 feet across. I gotta try growing this again!