Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’, or Purple Goose Leaf, is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with very ornamental, glossy purple-bronze foliage. Produces barbless, red-brown seedheads.
Plant in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Acaena is a great choice for a dense groundcover, planting over bulbs, hanging over rock walls or in an alpine garden. Tolerates foot traffic but you may want to sheer old flowers before burred seedpods develop. Easy to grow!