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PlantFiles: Spiny-bur, Paraguay Bur
Acanthospermum australe

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acanthospermum (a-kanth-oh-SPER-mum) (Info)
Species: australe (aw-STRAL-ee) (Info)

Category:
Groundcovers
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From woody stem cuttings
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral IRFAN_LODHI On Feb 15, 2010, IRFAN_LODHI from faisalabad
Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:

Acanthospermum australe
some common names (Acanthospermum australe (Paraguayan starburr, Ihi kukae hipa, Paraguay bur, Paraquay starbur, Pipili, Sheepbur, Spiny-bur, syn. Acanthospermum xanthioides) ...
Is a widespread groundcover (dicotyledon) herbal medicinal plant .



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