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
Flower Color:Russet
Flower Size:Under 1"
Flower Time:Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations:Alpine Gardening
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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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
By Joy
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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 FishkeeperDec 4, 2016 5:56 PM10
Salt tolerant plants by eclayneFeb 8, 2013 9:39 PM130
Some of my platn tags blew away by crittergardenNov 24, 2012 12:57 PM8

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