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Leptinella squalida 'Platts Black'

Leptinella squalida 'Platts Black'

Brass Buttons

Regular price $9.95 CAD
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This delightful native of New Zealand is commonly known as 'Brass Buttons', and is a uniquely appealing plant where dense low growth is desired. Although barely 5 cm tall, its thick mat of striking bronze purple fern-like foliage with green highlights never fails to draw comment. Curious yellow button-like flowers appear in early Summer. The delicate foliage can withstand light foot traffic, making it an ideal candidate as a ground cover or for planting between flagstones



Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 to Zone 10
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 2 cm to 5 cm
Spread: 25 cm to 30 cm
Soil Requirements: Average moist but well drained acidic soils
Bloom Time Early to Mid Summer
Planting Time: Late Spring to Earl Summer
Use: Rock gardens, ground cover, edging, mass planting, rock wall plant, pathways
Flower Colour & Shape: Small button-like flower heads open into unremarkable yellowish green daisies
Foliage: Feathery purple black compound leaves in a dense carpet
Benefits: Low growth, withstands foot traffic, suppresses weeds, deer resistant

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