Plant Number: 1.316.370  
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Black Brass Buttons
Leptinella squalida ‘Platt’s Black’

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Brass Buttons are low, carpeting perennials that are perfect for planting along the edge of pathways, or using in between flagstones. This unique selection features feathery foliage of an unusual bronzy-black shade, bearing insignificant green flowers during the summer. Because of its spreading tendency, keep this away from slow-growing alpine plants that might get smothered. Easy to grow in any soil that does not completely dry out. Easily divided by digging up the clump and ripping into smaller pieces in spring or early fall. Evergreen.


Zone 5 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  High

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Green

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Purple Black

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Lawn Substitute
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches



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