Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'
Blue Goose Leaf
5 - 10 cm
sun - partial shade
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral - alkaline
The genus Acaena belongs to the family Rosaceae. It's native to the southern hemisphere, mainly New-Zealand, Australia and S-America. The species are low growing herbaceous plants or subshrubs with tiny leaves resembling rose leaves. Many are beautiful groundcovers with colorful foliage e.g. bluegreen or bronze.
Division in spring.
Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.
Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 20°C (68°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely.
A procumbent half-shrub that forms a mat of small, blue-green foliage the resembles miniature rose foliage. It grows best in shade, but tolerates partial shade. It needs well drained soil, preferably mixed with fine pumice or gravel, as it is sensitive to wet soil, especially during winter. Pretty ground cover for sunny places.