New Zealand Burrs are easy-to-grow alpine plants. This selection forms a carpet of dusky plum-purple leaves with a feathery texture. Small brown burr-shaped flowers appear in summer. Good for edging a sunny border, in the rock garden or alpine trough. Also suitable for stone walls. Although nice in the rock garden, plants can grow beyond where they are wanted, so keep a firm upper hand. Evergreen in mild winter regions. May be clipped or mown back in early spring. Easily increased by ripping the patch apart into small pieces in spring or early fall. May prove to be hardy to Zone 4 or colder.