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Leptinella squalida New Zealand Brass Buttons


Leptinella squalida
New Zealand Brass Buttons
 Leptinella squalida is a gorgeous STEPABLES Creeping Perennial! It has gray fern-like foliage that creep along on top and underneath the soil, making it splendid for kid and dog foot traffic. Small cream-yellow buttons top in spring. New Zealand Brass Buttons is such a rewarding plant anywhere in your garden. Gray-green color turns bronze in fall. Plant between pavers and watch how it creeps through little cracks.
Plant as a lawn substitute and throw your mower out!
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Part Shade   Shade Foot Traffic:
Bloom Time : Summer
Flower color : Yellow,Cream
Foliage : Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color : Gray
Growth Rate : Moderate 6"-10" a year
Habit : Spreading
Irrigation : Hand Water,Auto
Plant Height : 1" - 2" (Low Grower with small flower)
Planting Area Environment : Low Water (Dry area little to no water),Normal (Rainfall under normal condition),High (Constant damp area never dries out)
Seacrh Sun Exposure : Shade ,Part Shade
Search Foot Traffic : Light,Moderate
Soil : Peaty ,Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
Spread : Continuous
Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
This Plant Is Hardy Above: -20
Additional Features:
Heat Tolerant No
Pool Area Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Humid Area No
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
Additional Comment:
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Gardening Tips from Fran

Leptinella squalida is the basic Leptinella offered at most retailers.
It is a great grower and takes a tremendous amount of foot traffic.
I love the fact that it roams and will creep into any little crack or crevice you might have,
thus our exception noted in this listing to the left.
It can take some extreme heat for a while, but without water will just simply fry.
So try it in sun, but give it enough water so it won’t turn into a crispy critter.
Plant as a full lawn substitution for an amazing look in your yard or
plant it between stepping stones to soften your front entryway.
Try a fun fairy garden and use this Leptinella as the grass!

~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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