Coming from the southern hemisphere, these plants make mats of trailing stems, with small, rounded, serrated leaves, usually in interesting colours - grey-green, bronze or purplish. The flowers are on short upright stems, and are followed by the hooked seeds, which attach themselves to anything passing by.
Acaena buchananii has yellow pom-pom flowers, often partly hidden by its foliage. Works well as low ground cover.
||9 cm pot|
||full sun or part shade|
||Alpine winter / sunny summer|
||well drained soil|
||6 - 20 cm|