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The bluest of blue!
Acaena buchananii is native to New Zealand.
We love this carpet plant for it pretty blue foliage that gives continuous ground cover throughout the year.
As an edging plant, beneath shrubs or to cover paving or a low wall, you should grow Acaena buchananii in ordinary, light, well-drained soil that is not too dry. Height: 5 cm. Sun or slight shade. Hardiness: - 15° C
Plant association with small bulbs: Ipheion, Galanthus, Crocus or as ground cover on a bed of slate chips.
Acanea can easily spread over an area of a square metre. However, it gows simply, so Acaena buchananii is easily kept in check by pulling up stems and roots. essai
|Cultivation and Propagation|
|Soil type:||chalky soils, ordinary soil, light, sandy soils|
|Culture advice:||Well-drained soil with coarse sand, Neutral to alkaline soil, Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost|
|Special maintenance:||Remove faded leaves (comb)|
|Multiplication Tips:||Division in early spring|
|Garden value:||attractive foliage, semi evergreen / evergreen, botanical curiosities|
|Garden style:||rock garden, seaside garden, modern garden|
|Landscape interest:||gravel garden, alpine rockery, rockery|
|Position:||raised bed, edge of the path, front of the border, paving|