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New Zealand Burr Bronze Acaena Microphylla Seeds

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New Zealand Burr Bronze Acaena Microphylla is a prostate, herbaceous, evergreen perennial plant native to New Zealand. The best way to start New Zealand Burr Bronze seeds is to sow them indoors in winter, and also commonly called Scarlet Pirri-Pirri, Bronze or Rosy Spined New Zealand Burr, and Scarlet Bidibid, creeping Acaena Microphylla forms a bronze-green mat of lacy foliage, featuring pinnate leaves with serrated edges and bearing unique-looking greenish flowers that mature into copper-red burrs during the summer.

New Zealand Burr Bronze is excellent as a ground cover and can be grown as a lawn substitute. Scarlet Bidibid is a popular choice for growing in rock and alpine gardens, between flagstones and wall crevices, containers, and Scarlet Pirri-Pirri is great for edging and mass planting. Acaena Microphylla seeds germinate best as a cold germinator, and established New Zealand Burr Bronze grows best in full sun or partial shade tolerating drought and poor soil.

Season: Perennial
Height: 4 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 4-8

Sow Indoors: Winter
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing
Germination Time: 30-120 Days