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Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’
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Purple Goose Leaf

Acaena inermis Purpurea

June–July.

Acaena

Goose Leaf

Our selections of this enchanting, ground-hugging evergreen from New Zealand feature diminutive leaves with a ferny delicacy. Lifting on short stalks above the foliage, globe-shaped seed heads—small thornless “burrs”—are colored a brownish red. Adapted to almost any well drained location, plant it as a cover for your bulb bed, situate it along pathways, perch it on a garden wall or let it creep around paving stones.

Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’ full sun

Colored in a purple-gray shade reminiscent of overripe plums, this enchanting ground-level evergreen from New Zealand sprouts delicate low-lying foliage that sends forth globe-shaped seed heads—small brownish red thornless spheres on short stalks. ‘Purpurea’ warmly interweaves a planting of Dianthus ‘Mendlesham Maid’, Scutellaria ‘Texas Rose’ and Carex glauca above our rock wall.

Size: 6" high & spreading; hardy to zone 6.

Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’ (P-1095)
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