Leptinella 'Platt's Black' Brass Buttons



Brass Buttons, Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' has beautiful bronze/black, creeping, miniature fern-like foliage that forms a soft, fuzzy, ground-hugging mat. In summer it produces tiny yellow flowers that look like miniature brass buttons. Its leaf color will be darker in more sun. Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' spreads indefinitely by underground runners making a nice ground cover under other plants, in pots or between stepping stones.

Leptinella 'Platt's Black' prefers partial shade to shade and average to moist, well-draining soil. This perennial tolerates moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


  • Common Names: Black Brass Buttons
  • Zones: 5-10
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained to moist
  • Height at Maturity: 2
  • Width at Maturity: 8
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Spring to summer
  • Foliage Color: Almost Black

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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