Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'

Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'

New Zealand Burr

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'
  • Common name: New Zealand Burr
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 15cm

Spread: 1m

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Flowers

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New Zealand Burr, Acaena saccaticupula, is an easy-to-grow alpine plant, forming a low mat of blue, fern-like leaves, above which greenish flowers are borne on short stems in summer. These are followed by dark red burrs.

Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze' is a particularly striking variety. It has very finely cut leaves in almost pewter, which have a mauve hue towards the pink-red stems. It's ideal for growing in rock gardens, containers and at the front of borders. It's very tolerant of poor soil and works well when planted with spring-flowering bulbs.

For best results grow Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze' in moist but well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Plants are evergreen in mild regions.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Divide
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Take cuttings
Take cuttings
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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