Plant Number: 1.005.150  
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Purple New Zealand Burr
Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’

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New Zealand Burrs are easy-to-grow alpine plants. This selection forms a carpet of dusky plum-purple leaves with a feathery texture. Small brown burr-shaped flowers appear in summer. Good for edging a sunny border, in the rock garden or alpine trough. Also suitable for stone walls. Although nice in the rock garden, plants can grow beyond where they are wanted, so keep a firm upper hand. Evergreen in mild winter regions. May be clipped or mown back in early spring. Easily increased by ripping the patch apart into small pieces in spring or early fall. May prove to be hardy to Zone 4 or colder.


Zone 5 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Fast
Flower Colour
  Brown

Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Purple Black

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches



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