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Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

  • AKA Cotula squalida 'Platt's Black'
  • Small, insignificant, green flowers
  • Purple-black foliage with green tips
  • Foliage has a fern-like texture
  • Mat-forming perennial that can handle foot traffic
  • Good ground cover for between crevices or along walkways
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

5

Height:

5-7 cm

Spread:

35-40 cm

Colour:

Green
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Black Brass Buttons Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in dappled shade. A low maintenance perennial that can tolerate full sun when consistent moisture is provided. Spreads indefinitely by rhizomes and could be considered invasive in smaller gardens. 


Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Variegated
Green
Black
Purple

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge