An easy-to-grow alpine plant, forming a low mat of blue, fern-like leaves, above which greenish flowers are borne on short stems in summer. These are followed by dark red burrs.
Acaena saccaticupula ‘Blue Haze’ is a particularly striking variety. It has very finely cut leaves in almost pewter, which have a mauve hue towards the pink-red stems. It’s ideal for growing in rock gardens, containers and at the front of borders. It’s very tolerant of poor soil and works well when planted with spring-flowering bulbs.
Height and Spread: 15cm x 1m
Common name(s): New Zealand Burr
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society