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Acaena microphylla
Acaena microphylla
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Acaena microphylla

Bronze New Zealand Burr

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.005.050

New Zealand Burrs are easy-to-grow alpine plants. This species forms a bronzy mat of lacy foliage, bearing interesting greenish flowers that mature into copper-red burrs during the summer months. A good choice for between flagstones, as an edging or lawn substitute. 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 back in early spring. Easily divided in early fall or spring. Excellent cover for small spring-flowering bulbs of all kinds.

Further details for
Acaena microphylla

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.