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Acaena inermis purpurea
Height: 0.1m;  Spread: 1m
Purple Piripiri (Ground Cover)
Purple foliage,low growing prefers loose gritty soil and a sunny position. Feed well for best colour. If humidity is high, plant it in a windy, exposed site.
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November in Canterbury
Acaena inermis purpurea has been used as the body of this butterfly - illustrating that natives and exotics can thrive together.