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Acaena anserinifolia

Bidgee-widgee

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.05m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.75m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourBrown, green
  • Leaf ColourPale blue, grey green

Description

Acaena anserinifolia (Bidgee-widgee). Also known as Acaena novae-zelandiae. This is a vigorous, evergreen sub-shrub with a prostate, mat-forming habit, producing pinnate grey-green leaves. The greenish flowers are small and round and turn into brown burs.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Alpine

Origin

New Zealand.

Interest and use

Grown as an ornamental.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil, in either sun or with partial shade.

Propagation

The seeds should be sown in containers in an open frame in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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