Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'
Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'
Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'
Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'
Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'

Acaena saccaticupula 'Blue Haze'

Blue Goose Leaf

Rosaceae

Height

5 - 10 cm

Flower colour

cream

Flowering time

July

Foliage colour

blue-green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

moderately hardy

Plant range

New Zealand

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.

Propagation:


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.

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