New Zealand Burr

Acaena buchananii

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acaena (a-SEE-na) (Info)
Species: buchananii (byoo-kah-NAN-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Athens, Ohio

North Plains, Oregon

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 14, 2010, soldiersong from North Plains, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Very nice ground cover. Deep red/purple leaves year round with small pink flowers in summer. It does spread into a thick carpet, but I find it easy to control but trimming back. In its fourth year in my garden it has not spread outside the initial clump, which I've allowed to go from a few inches to about 2' by 2'. Survived our very cold winter with no problems (got down to 8 F - unusual for this Zone 8 area).

Neutral

On Nov 11, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant prefers well-drained soil. It is an evergreen groundcover with silvery-green leaves. It can reach a spread of 24". Thrives in sun - light shade.

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