Leptinella squalida Platt’s Black description
A good black carpet with feathery foliage – unusual.
Miniature green flowers add to the interest in early summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
Excellent for planting in pathways and paving, for the front of a border, hanging over a wall, in containers or by a patio and is fairly easy if the soil doesn’t get too dry.
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Common name: Platt’s Black Brass buttons.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, for filling a gap at the front of a border.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, but not too dry.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 3 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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