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Acaena buchananii

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.05m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Acaena buchananii. The species is a prostate evergreen perennial or sub-shrub, with leaves which are about 9cm long with 11-17 leaflets which are grey or pale green in colour. The flowers are round, and pale green, turning to yellow-green hooked fruit (burs).

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Shrub or Alpine

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Ground cover, wall, rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Grow in acidic, sandy, well drained soil.

Propagation

By division

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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