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Acaena inermis 'Purpurea'


Acaena inermis 'Purpurea' is an excellent ground cover for crawling over gravel paths or stones with gorgeous purple-blue-grey foliage.

Acaena inermis 'Purpurea' is an excellent ground cover especially for crawling over gravel paths or stones. Gorgeous purple-blue-grey foliage with cherry pink stems. Small spherical flower heads flower white and then age to red. Also can be used for trailing from containers.

Common Name: New Zealand Burr

Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: under 4"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour: Pink

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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