Platt's Black Brass Buttons - Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

Regular price $5.99

Look like miniature ferns for the miniature garden! But it's a fun ground cover perennial and hardy to -30F. Serrated edges on tiny 1" long leaves. Plant turns greener in the shade and browner in the sun so if you see brown leaves, it's not dead! Use the darker-colored leaves to add drama to your miniature garden bed. 

Prune judiciously when it start to "run" in two or three years. Or, divide it every 2 to 3 years to interrupt the invasive habit.

  • Outdoors only!!
  • Mat forming
  • 3" high at best
  • Cold hardy to zones 4 to 7, or hardy to -30F
  • Heat zones 7 to 1
  • Evergreen
  • Part sun to part shade - turns greener in the shade
  • Super tiny flowers in summer
  • Likes evenly damp soil
  • Invasive in some areas. Great in containers but pinch/cut back the runners in spring.
  • Trim back runners in late spring to control growth
  • Comes in a 4" pot


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