New Zealand Burr, Bidibidi, Pirri-Pirri, Piripiri

Acaena microphylla

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acaena (a-SEE-na) (Info)
Species: microphylla (my-kro-FIL-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

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:

Fort Collins, Colorado

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 11, 2008, ghanima from Fort Collins, CO wrote:

Interesting ground cover. Seen it grown in zone 5 in a protected, mostly shade site. If you have the right site this is a nice change from the other ground cover options around here.

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