Acaena novae zelandiae
Genus Species: Acaena novae zelandiae
Common / Product Name: Bidgee Widgee
Habit: GROUND COVER (GC)
Height x Width: 0.05 – 0.1m x 0.30 – 0.30m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: High
Coastal Tolerance: Low
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Green with bronze tips
Irrigation: Once established low water.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods once established. Grows as an understory plant where it is naturally protected from frost.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures for short periods over the summer months.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.