Shade Grade: A

Prefers part sun in our garden but also grows well in quite shady spots.

New Zealand Bur ‘Blue Haze’

Acaena microphylla (or saccaticupula) 'Blue Haze'

An unusual powdery blue leaf color makes New Zealand Bur ‘Blue Haze’ bur a stunning groundcover when planted en masse. I planted just a few 4″ pots and it’s spread readily throughout the area – in fact, I need to trim it back a bit each year to keep it in check. I’ve removed it completely from one spot near our stone pathway because I can never seem to trim off the burs before they are ripe and ready to stick to your socks.

Companion Plants

    • Shade Grade

    Nursery Tag

    Zone 6a-9b. Mat forming, tolerates foot traffic. Drought tolerant when established

    Gardener's Log

    04/2011: Planted in north side garden in 2011.