Acaena microphylla 'Kupferteppich'
New Zealand bur 'Kupferteppich'
'Kupferteppich' is a vigourous, mat-forming, evergreen perennial. It's pinnate, bronze-green leaves are divided into 9-15 rounded leaflets. Reddish-brown, spherical flowers in June and July are followed by bright red burrs which last until autumn
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Ultimate heightUp to 10cm
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Summer||Red Brown||Bronze Green|
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or South–facing or East–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Not toxic, but burrs from seedheads can be a nuisance to pets
Acaena can be evergreen perennials or subshrubs with pinnate leaves with dentate leaflets. Tiny flowers are carried in a dense rounded head or spike, followed by attractive burr-like fruiting heads
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How to grow
Can be invasive. Tolerates trampling/foot traffic so suitable for planting between paving stones. Grow in well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade
Propagate by division in early spring. Seeds can be sown in an open cold frame or greenhouse in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- Banks and slopes
- Ground cover
Stems root freely-pull them out to restrict spread.
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