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

Regular price $4.99

Look like miniature ferns for the miniature garden! But it's a 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! 

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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