Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’


Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ in a 1 litre pot.

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Acaena genus. Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ is a low-growing perennial ground cover that is known for its unique and attractive foliage. The leaves are a deep green, almost bronze colour, and have a fine, delicate texture. The plant forms a dense mat and produces small, reddish-brown flowers in the summer.

‘Acaena microphylla’ is an easy-to-grow plant that prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It is excellent for use in rock gardens, as ground cover, or as an accent in containers. The plant is also known for its drought tolerance and can thrive in areas with low water availability.

To create a beautiful planting scheme, consider pairing Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ with some complementary companion plants. For example, the fine texture of the Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ foliage can provide a striking contrast with bold-leaved plants, such as Hosta or Bergenia. Other low-growing ground covers, such as creeping Thyme or Sedum, can also make great companions for Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):New Zealand Bur ‘Kupferteppich’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ can grow to a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.8m.
  • Did You Know That:Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ is also known as the bronze biddy-biddy or the copper carpet.

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ prefers soil with good drainage and does not tolerate standing water. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ prefers an exposed position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.


Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ is fairly low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Acaena microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases.

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