Leptinella squalida Description
Plant an inviting carpet of soft, touchable texture with this pretty ground cover. Also known as brass buttons (due to its little globe-like blooms) or creeping cotula, the flowers are interesting but it’s the fine, fern-like foliage and natural mat-forming habit that makes this it a fantastic and highly under-used addition to your landscape or garden. Though it isn’t as showy as ‘Platt’s Black’, which boasts purple-black foliage, it is more shade tolerant, providing an inviting option for often difficult spots.
Special features: colorful foliage, ground cover, wet soil.
Special features: Easy care, Foliage interest, , Multi-seasonal interest, Season extender, evergreen in warmer climates
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Green Brass Buttons
- Sun exposure:
Sun to part shade
- Ship form:
3 1/2" Pot
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- Height x width:
1-2" X 10-12"
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Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
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Soil: Easily grown in average, medium to moist, well-drained soil.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Spacing: 6 - 12 inches
Fertilizing: Spring is the best time to fertilize the plants if necessary. Apply a light application of balanced timed release fertilizer, and rinse the leaves thoroughly after applying to prevent leaf burn.
Winterizing: May need to mulch or protect in zone 5.
Maintenance & pruning: Will tolerate an occasional mowing. Can be divided in spring or fall.
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