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Leptinella squalida
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Leptinella squalida

Cover the ground in fern-like foliage
Item: #LEPSQ3P
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $4.99
  • Fast growing ground cover for sun to part shade
  • Ideal small scale lawn substitute
  • Tough ground cover for high traffic areas
  • Evergreen in warmer climates of zone 9
  • Feathery evergreen leaves form nearly flat carpet>
  • Ship size: 3 ½" Pot
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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



Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Leptinella squalida
  • Common name:
    Green Brass Buttons
  • Zone:
    5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun to part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    3 1/2" Pot
  • Soil type:
    Normal
  • Soil moisture:
    Average
  • Height x width:
    1-2" X 10-12"
  • Flower color:
    Yellow
  • Foliage color:
    Green
  • Bloom season:
    Summer
  • Uses:
    Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS

PLANTING GUIDE

Soil: Easily grown in average, medium to moist, well-drained soil.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
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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