Leptinella squalida Platts Black

Leptinella squalida Platts Black

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Description

Brown/black foliage that resembles feathered ferns. Brown button flowers.

This is a great ground cover plant with its soft feathered foliage that creeps constantly in moist free draining soils. Other more stable plants will continue to grow through this mat of foliage due to roots only going down to 5-10cm. Our best use of this plant is for the base of shrubs in containers or ground.

Flowering: Spring

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: 2cm

Spread: 40cm+

 

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Life Cycle: perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Foliage: elliptic / lacerate

Basic Colour: ( black )

Flower Colour: green

Natural Flowering: June

Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy

Height with Flowers: 2-4cm

Soil Requirements:  average / moist / well-drained

Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral

Location:  container / cottage garden / border / rock garden / crevice garden

Usage: ornamental / semi shade / ground cover / matforming

Pruning: not required

Tolerates: cracks in paving

Origin: New Zealand (cultivar)

Additional information

Weight 250 g
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Description

Brown/black foliage that resembles feathered ferns. Brown button flowers.

This is a great ground cover plant with its soft feathered foliage that creeps constantly in moist free draining soils. Other more stable plants will continue to grow through this mat of foliage due to roots only going down to 5-10cm. Our best use of this plant is for the base of shrubs in containers or ground.

Flowering: Spring

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: 2cm

Spread: 40cm+

 

Common Name:

Life Cycle: perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Foliage: elliptic / lacerate

Basic Colour: ( black )

Flower Colour: green

Natural Flowering: June

Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy

Height with Flowers: 2-4cm

Soil Requirements:  average / moist / well-drained

Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral

Location:  container / cottage garden / border / rock garden / crevice garden

Usage: ornamental / semi shade / ground cover / matforming

Pruning: not required

Tolerates: cracks in paving

Origin: New Zealand (cultivar)

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Climate

Flowering season

Height

Planting area

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Position

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Flower Colour

Types

4 reviews for Leptinella squalida Platts Black

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  1. Sophie K. (verified owner)

    Lovely plant, duly potted on arrival and thriving in the container. Looks great with Hellebores and Bergenia.

  2. Mark (verified owner)

    The product page really didn’t prepare me for how dinky this plant was going to be. The leaves are around 1.5-2cm in length and just under 1cm in width. It is a lovely solid mat of a plant.

  3. Mark (verified owner)

    These are lovely delicate looking plants and the blend of colors makes them quite interesting. They do seem to be quite picky about where they want to be I’ve had to move them several times as they didn’t like full sun, but they also didn’t like too much shade and they didn’t like any heavy foot traffic (birds and hedgehogs, not actual human foot traffic) so aren’t really working the way I wanted them. They seem quite happy now they are in bright shade where nothing stands on them, although so far one is thriving, the other only has a handful of leaves left on it, but I’m hoping it will perk up no i know where they want to be.

  4. Lynne Hope (verified owner)

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