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Leptinella squalida, Platt's Black
Brass Buttons
Leptinella squalida, Platt's Black
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Growth Habit:
low spreading
button looking like, green, insignificant
bronzy, purple-black feathery foliage
sun - partial shade
Bloom Time:
June - July

Leptinella squalida, Platt's Black, Brass Buttons is native to New Zealand. This mat-forming perennial spreads indefinitely by rhizomes, creating the perfect ground cover. Foliage will take some foot traffic. It produces button-like flowers in early summer, followed by fruit. Neither flowers nor fruit are particularly showy. Instead, this one is prized for its foliage. Leaves are fernlike and oval-shaped. Needs full sun to partial shade. This plant is intolerant of dry soils and drought. It prefers acidic, rich soils. Propagate by division in the spring and/or fall. 

There's a detailed article available on our parent company's site on choosing, locating, planting and maintaining ground cover plants.


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This product was added to our catalog on Friday, December 10, 2010.
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