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Any idea what this purple ground cover plant is?

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  • AthelasAthelas CambridgeshirePosts: 685
  • Thank you very much, I was hoping to name the purple ground hugging plant :) I have the said phormium and I love the combination! 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,149
    edited May 2021
    We need a better pic than that I'm afraid ... cant see the leaves from here ... my first thought is possibly a sedum, but that's more of a guess than anything ...  ;)
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  • AthelasAthelas CambridgeshirePosts: 685
    edited May 2021
    Sorry I took the cue from the main subject in the photo. Is the image from a website? if so a link would be good if there is a closer shot of the plant
  • Athelas said:
    Sorry I took the cue from the main subject in the photo. Is the image from a website? if so a link would be good if there is a closer shot of the plant
    We need a better pic than that I'm afraid ... cant see the leaves from here ... my first thought is possibly a sedum, but that's more of a guess than anything ... 

    https://www.aucklandbotanicgardens.co.nz/plants-for-auckland/plants/phormium-jester/
    gGood point!:) thank you. It is from a website. Hope this is better. 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,394
    But that photo is of the phormium and you said you wanted to name the purple ground hugging plant. It's the short purple plant we need a better photo of.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • AthelasAthelas CambridgeshirePosts: 685
    edited May 2021
    Could be purple New Zealand burr (Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’), seeing as the source website is NZ, but it’s difficult to see any closer

    https://www.birdsandblooms.com/gardening/flower-gardening/top-10-colorful-groundcovers/


  • That is fantastic! Thank you - looks very similar- the picture I sent  is poor, I know. 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,671
    You could use the contact button on the Auckland botanical gardens website and ask them what it is.
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