Pronunciation: ah-SEE-nah ih-NER-mis
Common Name: Purple sheep's burr, Purple goose leaf
Height to: less then 6"
Width to: 3'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
Bloom Description: Brown Flower
Soil Type: well-drained, sandy soil
Pests and Diseases:
- 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
- 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
- 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
- 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Powdery mildew, rust.
Propagation: Separate rooted stems in early spring or fall, or take cuttings in late spring.
Native to: New Zealand
Source: Fine Gardening Magazine - This subshrub from New Zealand has scalloped leaves that reach 3 inches across with 11 to 15 tiny, purple-brown to pale olive leaflets. Its rhizomatous roots spread in a mat to support this plant's wonderful ground-cover form. In early summer, the flower stems rise nearly 3 inches tall, ending with numerous 3/4-inch-wide flowers composed of brownish green sepals and white anthers. Purple sheep's burr spreads slowly until well established. It requires little attention, other than pruning every five years or so to tidy things up.
Submitted by: Pectiwiccan
Noteworthy characteristics: Scalloped, purple leaves. Low maintenance.