Flat evergreen mats of striking purple-red foliage with bronze tints. Creamy white flowers in summer and attractive reddish seedheads in autumn which unlike most other Acaena species don't bear barbs or spines. Jul-Aug. H5cm S50cm.
Best grown in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade although the foliage colour is deeper in sun. Good for edging or growing between paving as it tolerates being trodden on.
Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.
We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.