• Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'
  • Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'
  • Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

Brass Buttons
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: In stock

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Reddish-black fern-like foliage
  • Small whitish-yellow flowers
  • Moist soil in a shady aspect
  • Hardy mat-forming perennial
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Description

Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' is a selected cultivar of the New Zealand type species with distinctive reddish-black tones to the foliage. It forms a beautiful ground-cover in a moist shady location, slowly spreading by its rhizomes to form a low soft mat. It has small whitish-yellow flowers which give rise to its common name of Brass Buttons but it is for its soft-textured foliage that it is grown.

Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' prefers a moist soil and is therefore ideally grown in semi-shade and is an ideal plant around water features or under the canopy of woodland trees and shrubs. An easy plant to grow it makes an ideal companion plant to Soleirolia soleirolii - and its cultivars - and the two contrasting types of foliage work well together. Likewise, in warm locations, Leptinella squalida can also be planted with cultivars of the Spikemoss, Selagnella kraussiana which are a little more tender.

Additional Information

Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Cotula squalida subsp. squalida, Leptinella squalida subsp. squalida
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar - type species from New Zealand
Cultivation Moist soil and a shady or partially shady location is best
Eventual Height 5-8 cm
Eventual Spread Ground-covering 1-2m
Hardiness Hardy perennial

Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

Brass Buttons
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: In stock

£6.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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