Leptinella potentillina Brass Buttons



Brass buttons, Leptinella potentillina forms a mat of small leaves that resemble clumps of miniature ferns. Its pewter-tinted green 1/1/2"-2" long leaves make a cute, quickly spreading, perennial ground cover. The tiny yellow, brass button blooms of Leptinella potentillina usually go unnoticed.

Leptinella potentillina prefers light shade and moist, well-drained soil. Brass Buttons tolerates moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


  • Common Names: Brass Buttons
  • Zones: 5-10
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers consistently moist soil
  • Height at Maturity: 1-2
  • Width at Maturity: 12-16
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: late spring early summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

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  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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