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Acaena microphylla
Bronze New Zealand Burr
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Zone 6 to Zone 9
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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.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Fast
Flower Colour
  Green
  Red

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Bronze

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches


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