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Acaena microphylla
Common Name: New Zealand Burr Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Very fast spreader, but dislikes wet soil. Excellent between pavers or as low thick carpet. Very tough and I love the foliage texture it can provide and the contrast to large leafed companions (i.e., Hostas).

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourBronzy-green
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourRed/copper burrs
Heightunder 4" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Foliage Colour
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC Native

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