Acmella oppositifolia var. repens
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens (Walter) R.K.Jansen
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens is a perennial.
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens was already described and the name validly published by Thomas Walter. It was Robert K. Jansen, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1985.
The perennials reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres and are comparatively fast-growing and long-lived. They have a prostrate habit and spread slowly. The main growing season is in summer.
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens is deciduous. The leaves are dark-green.
Flowers and Fruits
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens produces showy green many-stellate flowers from August to September.
The perennials produce black achenes from summer to autumn.
The plants produce stolons which give rise to vegetative spread.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be comparatively poor with a pH between 5 and 7,5. The plants need a soil depth of at least 15 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4) and need a frost-free period of at least 29 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: soil salinity
- low: anaerobic soil, drought
- medium: calcareous soil
The recommended planting distance is 45 to 90 centimetres.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by ripe cuttings.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.