Did you know?
Brass Buttons (Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black') are short, fern-like groundcovers, but they are actually closely related to sunflowers.
Up to 3 inches tall and 1 foot wide
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Tiny, yellow, button-like flowers bloom throughout summer months. Soft, fernlike, smoky purple leaves with traces of green have a dense, spreading, low-growing habit.
Pests & Diseases
Great as a specimen, groundcover, and in rock gardens
Plant in moist, acidic, well-drained soil in an area with full sun to half shade. These groundcovers are moderately cold hardy and can tolerate a variety of soils, high temperatures and humidity, foot traffic, and wet conditions, but they will not survive drought or standing water. Fertilize occasionally, as the root systems are very shallow. These spread very quickly via underground runners.