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A picture of a New Zealand Burr

New Zealand Burr

Acaena affinis

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

New Zealand Burr Overview

This evergreen perennial or subshrub has deep purple-red stems that bear globe shaped flower heads. The small pinnate leaves are a grey-green colour and grow to around 6-12cm in length.

Special features of New Zealand Burr

Ground cover