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Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage
This is another very fine plant from New Zealand, which forms a dense carpet of bronze-green leaves. In autumn, when in bloom, the brightly coloured, burr-like flower-heads form bright red patches which can last until the mild of winter. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit which is for plants of outstanding excellence.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Bronze
Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: September to October
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