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Leptinella squalida Platt's Black Special Item New Item

Brass Buttons

Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 3" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Green / Green
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Tiny fern-like foliage is smoky bronze purple with hints of green. An attractive ever-spreading soft mat will tolerate light foot traffic. Perfect for around stepping stones and as a groundcover. Quickly spreads by runners. Dark green flowers in early summer are the ‘buttons’.

This variety was formerly known as Cotula squalida, a.k.a. Creeping Cotula.

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Leptinella General Information:

Leptinella with its finely-cut lacy foliage resembles the tiniest ferns, but is actually a relative of the sunflower and the insignificant green button-shaped blooms look like the centers of sunflowers. Will die back in winter, but springs back to life in April to form a dense, lush groundcover.

Leptinella Plant Care:

Leptinella prefers a rich acidic soil. Shallow rooted, so occasional feeding is recommended. Plants will spread indefinitely by underground runners. Requires some moisture in well-drained soils – intolerant of drought.

$6.95 $5.91 ea.
(3+) $6.50 $5.53 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: LEPB