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Leptinella gruveri Miniature Brass Buttons


Leptinella gruveri
Miniature Brass Buttons
Miniature Brass Buttons
has the tiniest serrated leaves and sends out runners above ground and under, to form a rugged, thick carpet of green on the ground. This plant is so dense that it can withstand car traffic 1-2 times a day-with gravel base. Leptinella is an exceptional plant to use as a lawn replacement, between pavers or around slate. Great over flowerbulbs or surrounding ferns as well. Plant needs to stay moist to be happy.

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Shade   Part Shade Foot Traffic:
Bloom Time : Mid Spring
Flower color : White
Foliage : Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color : Light Green
Growth Rate : Slow 2"-4" a year
Habit : Spreading
Irrigation : Hand Water,Auto
Plant Height : 1/8" - 1/4" (Tight to ground with small/no flower )
Planting Area Environment : Normal (Rainfall under normal condition),High (Constant damp area never dries out)
Seacrh Sun Exposure : Shade ,Part Shade
Search Foot Traffic : Heavy
Soil :
Spread : Continuous
Zone: 7,8,9,10
This Plant Is Hardy Above: 0
Additional Features:
Heat Tolerant No
Pool Area Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Humid Area Yes
Kid Traffic Yes
Scented No
Dog Traffic Yes
Butterfly Friendly Yes
Attracts Bees No
Fire Resistant No
Erosion Control No
Attract Hummingbirds No
Attract Butterflies No
Attract Bees No
Deer Resistant Yes
Rabbit Resistant Yes
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Gardening Tips from Fran

Leptinella gruveri is one of those plants that is definitely overshadowed by its big brothers. Miniature Brass Buttons is so dense that it will feel like cement when filled in.
Did anyone say car traffic!! This is the one for you!  My mailman would freak out every day driving on it to deliver my mail. Tough, tough, tough! Excellent as a lawn substitution plant, pathway plant, fairy garden grass, over flower bulbs, and around shade perennials and ferns.
Keep this Leptinella's feet moist, as it turns brown if allowed to dry out! 
~I have included the Leptinellas to the non-flowing plant category as their little button flowers are so insignificant that I felt it was best to add them rather than leave them out. 
-Fran White,
 aka ‘The STEPABLES Lady

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