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Aceana inermis Purpurea Purple New Zealand Bur

ACEANA INERMIS PURPUREA PURPLE NEW ZEALAND BUR

Acaena inermis 'Purpurea'
Purple New Zealand Bur
Amazing STEPABLE that makes a perfect carpet on the ground. Foliage is ruby-red in full sun, amethyst in shade. Perfect for spilling over retaining walls or surrounding taller perennials. Creamy flower heads appear in summer and can attach themselves to clothing or paws. Cut off if undesirable. 

 

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Part Shade   Part Sun Foot Traffic:
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Bloom Time : Summer
Flower color : Cream
Foliage : Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color : Purple
Growth Rate : Moderate 6"-10" a year
Habit : Spreading
Irrigation : Hand Water,Auto
Plant Height : 1" - 4" (Fairly Low Grower with taller flower spike)
Planting Area Environment : Normal (Rainfall under normal condition)
Seacrh Sun Exposure : Part Shade , Part Sun
Search Foot Traffic : Light,Moderate
Soil : Peaty ,Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
Spread : Continuous
Zone: 6,7,8,9,10
This Plant Is Hardy Above: -10
Additional Features:
Heat Tolerant No
Pool Area No
Deer Resistant Yes
Humid Area No
Kid Traffic No
Scented No
Dog Traffic No
Butterfly Friendly No
Attracts Bees No
Fire Resistant No
Erosion Control No
Attract Hummingbirds No
Attract Butterflies No
Attract Bees No
Deer Resistant Yes
Rabbit Resistant Yes
Additional Comment:
*Note: This plant's bloom is a bur... which means it will attach itself to clothing, paw pads and gloves. So please keep that in mind if you have little ones or four legged friends. It is totally worth growing, and if the burs are an issue, simply cut them off when they emerge.
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Tips from Fran
This is one of my favorite STEPABLES in my own yard. It is THE plant everyone wants to know about. The color on Aceana Purpurea is intense and so striking that everyone points to it as they drive by. LOVE IT!

*Note: This plant can be kid and dog friendly if burs/bloom is cut off before it is allowed to go to seed.



-Fran Hopkins,
 aka ‘The STEPABLES Lady’
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