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Acaena caespitosa
Family:Rosaceae
Some ornamental value (B)
Height: 30 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months). Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north. Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
Perennial
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This plant is common at medium elevations in central Chile and is easy to grow. Of the acaenas, it is not very known, but I find it very much attractive due to its small, compact leaves which form a carpet, small, almost pigmy size which would fit almost anyplace, and the fruits do not have the thorns of the other, more aggressive acaenas. The plant requires poor, sandy soil with good drainage. It routinely withstands cold winters with snow, so hardiness is not a problem. The seeds are easy to germinate using the standard procedure of cold stratification. Please note that we sell "fruits" from which we do not extract the seeds.