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Acaena caesiiglauca

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height0.05m to 0.12m
  • Spread0.75m to 1m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourReddish brown
  • Leaf ColourBlue grey

Description

Acaena caesiiglauca. Also known as Acaena caerulea. A low and creeping perennial growing to 1m wide. It bears pinnate, blue leaves to 10cm divided into 7-13 obovate leaflets. Round, green-yellow flower heads are followed by red-brown burrs to 2cm in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Fragrant

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Grown for the ornamental foliage and burs. Suitable for rock gardens.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in light sandy soil in full sun to partial shade.

Propagation

By division

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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