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.

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