Purple Goose Leaf (Acaena inermis 'Purpurea')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2-4 inches
Plant Spread: 1-3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Broadleaf
Flower Color: Russet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates foot traffic
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2013-02-01
By Patty
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Comments:
Posted by Patty (Washington State - Zone 8b) on Feb 1, 2013 3:29 PM

a nice groundcover but can be invasive.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Desert, bog, or something else? Have container, want garden. by Fishkeeper Dec 4, 2016 5:56 PM 10
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130
Some of my platn tags blew away by crittergarden Nov 24, 2012 12:57 PM 8

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