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Acaena Genus

Bidi-bidi

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Acaena genus (Bidi-bidi). Mainly summer-flowering sub-shrubs and perennials, most are evergreen, in all but the severest winters. They have tight rounded heads of small flowers, the flowers being followed by small dry fruits which have barbed hooks on them which will cling to clothes. They are good for a rock garden but some species may be invasive. Fully to frost hardy, they need sun or partial shade and well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Southern hemisphere

Interest and use

Ground cover, rock garden or between paving.

Cultivation

Grow in fertile soil, well drained. Some species may be invasive.

Propagation

Division in early spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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