ACAENA microphylla

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® ACAENA microphylla   Seeds

ACAENA microphylla

Bronze New Zealand Bur, Sheep Burr
Select Item No. AG005

Also available as:

1000 Seeds


The minimum order quantity for this article are 200 seeds.

There are no units prepacked, any seed amount ( > minimum quantity) is weighed individually.

Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: New Zealand: mountain slopes, scree.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Spheric blooms with soft - not spiny - seed heads that resemble burrs. Outstanding choice for containers, the rock garden or for xeriscaping.
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: bronze red-crimson
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: pinnatifid, oval, serrated, copper-brownish green
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / mat-forming / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 5 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Portion weight: 0.3279 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.79856 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Sowing Time Hint: Germinates after 5-6 weeks at +26°C.
Sowing to Germination: 5 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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