Small, but pretty!
Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze' is an easy-to-grow alpine from New Zealand's Southern Alps; its evergreen, steel-blue leaves make it look like a mini-fern.
Also known as New Zealand burr or blue goose leaf, its greenish flowers bloom on short stems in the summer and turn a mahogany red in autumn.
Our little friend is really very attractive grown at the front of a border or a rockery or in a pot on a bed of small, white gravel.
You can combine Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'with any other small plants, from spring-flowering perennial bulbs (Ipheion, Crocus, Galanthus), summer-flowering alliums or autumnal varieties (Leucojum, Acis); it also goes well with succulents (Sedum, Sempervivum).
Grow in the sun in light, ordinary soil, which can be poor and dry.
Its growing medium should be sufficiently well-drained in winter and moist in the summer! This should be a mix of 1/3 garden soil + 1/3 rough sand + 1/3 horticultural compost which you top with a gravel mulch. Some watering in the summer will be amply sufficient.
Height: 5 to 10 cm. Can withstand some trampling.
ps: very good quality of plants
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 5-10
- Height: less than 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
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