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Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’


Purple New Zealand Burr

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.005.150


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.

Further details for
Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  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
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Fast
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’


Purple New Zealand Burr

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.005.150


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.

Further details for
Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  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
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Fast
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.