I purchased this interesting New Zealand burr color variant after great success with the more commonly found Blue Haze acaena. Slightly smaller and with a purplish tint, this variety looks nice paired with blue or green companions, but can seem to visually disappear next to open ground depending on your garden soil color. So far it’s been very hardy, though slightly less exuberant than its blue cousin.
Attractive 3/4" brownish flowers cover the mat of 3" scalloped leaves and little purple-brown to pale olive leaflets add interest.Plant in sun or part sun Space 18-24" (46-61 cm) apart. Grows to 6" (15 cm) tall.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!