Acaena inermis 'Purpurea'

Also known as:

  • New Zealand Purple Burr
  • Bidi-bidi

Plant Type

perennial, groundcover

Zones

5a-9b

Size

H:2"-4"
W:1'-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, sandy/gritty

Water Needs:

drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Foliage:

evergreen, purple

Wildlife:

deer resistant

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Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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Another New Zealander with a ground covering disposition, 2-4" tall and spreading creating a tight weave of smoky purple in a nappy texture…superb cover between stepping stones…Prefers full sun, takes a spot of shade – Well drained soils are best- Evergreen, moderate growth rate. This has been deer resistant for us and is drought tolerant once established. Use it wherever you might consider thyme…but want more texture and color!

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Small purple leaves creep along at one inch tall to eventually make a carpet. Try pairing this with Libertia 'Gold Finger' or 'Bronze Sword' for a smashing effect.

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Purple foliage, covers quickly.

Description by: Garden World

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Amazing amethyst colored foliage creates a dramatic carpet of color. In summer creamy-white flower spikes will delight you against the foliage. If planted in full sun the foliage will turn ruby red. Perfect for spilling over retaining walls or surrounding taller perennials. It will only tolerate light foot traffic.

Description by: Xera Plants

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A fantastic small scale evergreen groundcover with leaves shaded in deep purple/red. To only 3" tall and forming small patches to 1' across in full sun to light shade in rich well drained soil. Regular water in summer. Less aggressive than other New Zealand Burrs. Great in winter containers. Extremely pretty planted under Carex testacea. Bold color on a small plant that makes an impact from far away. Great mixed with gold foliaged plants.

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