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Platt's Black Brass Buttons

Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

SKU
06224
Stunning black and green miniature fern-like leaves offer outstanding texture. Carpet-like perennial is the perfect filler for cracks between flagstones in moist, shady areas. Quickly fills in to keep weeds out. May be used as an evergreen lawn substitute over small areas. Useful in rock gardens.
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4-9

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Filtered sun, Full shade, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 2 in. tall, spreading to 18 in.
Bloom TimeTiny yellow flowers in late spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBlack
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseRock Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates more sun in cool summer climates. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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