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Acaena inermis 'Purpurea'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acaena (a-SEE-na) (Info)
Species: inermis (IN-er-mis) (Info)
Cultivar: Purpurea

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DaveH On Sep 16, 2012, DaveH from San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This makes a great low ground cover with an attractie color. It spreads quickly by rhizomes, so be careful - it can become invasive if you don't control it's spread.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington

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