Habit: Forms dense mats, very prolific aand covering the ground, creeping underground; lush and wirh congested shots, strong-growing.
Size: 7-10 cm tall; number/m²: 10-15.
Flowers: Small and inconspicuous, whitish heads, June to July
Fruits: Atractively reddish, prickly heads, August.
Leaves: Evergreen, decoratively feathered, olive to blue-green, slighthly brownisch.
Demands: Sunny to slightly shady, likes warmth, moderately frost hardy.
Moderately dry to fresh, sensitive to dampness, porous, sandy-loamy, not on heavy soils.