Acaena buchananii – Rosaceae (New Zealand)
Habit: Dense carpet, forming runners and covering the ground, shoots partially above ground, partially creeping underground, medium-growing, sometimes rampant.
Size: 5-8 cm tall; number/m²: 10-15.
Flowers: Small and inconspicuous, in greenish yellow, 1 cm heads, May to June.
Fruits: Effective, prickly heads, yellowish to reddish brown, July to August.
Leaves: Evergreen, decoratively feathered, silvery grey-green.
Demands: Sunny to slightly shady, likes warmth, also cool, mostly frost hardy, winter protection advisable.
Soil: Moderately dry to fresh, sensitive to dampness, summer droughts pose no problem; porous, sandy-loamy, often full of gaps on heavy soil.