Categories: Herbaceous Perennial
New Zealand Burrs are easy-to-grow alpine plants. This selection forms a carpet of dusky plum-purple leaves with a feathery texture. Small brown burr-shaped flowers appear in summer. Good for edging a sunny border, in the rock garden or alpine trough. Also suitable for stone walls.
Although nice in the rock garden, plants can grow beyond where they are wanted, so keep a firm upper hand. Evergreen in mild winter regions.Amazing amethyst colored foliage creates a dramatic carpet of color. In summer creamy-white flower spikes will delight you against the foliage. If planted in full sun the foliage will turn ruby red. Perfect for spilling over retaining walls or surrounding taller perennials. It will only tolerate light foot traffic.