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Leptinella minor
Leptinella minor
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Leptinella minor

Alpine Brass Buttons

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.316.350

Brass Buttons are low, carpeting perennials that are perfect for planting along the edge of pathways, or using in between flagstones. This species has tiny, feathery evergreen foliage of deep green, sometimes kissed with bronze in summer. Flowers are green and insignificant. Easy to grow in any soil that does not completely dry out. Easily divided by digging up the clump and ripping into smaller pieces in spring or early fall. This very tiny species is ideal in alpine trough gardens as a groundcover, or as a moss-like carpet in bonsai containers.

Further details for
Leptinella minor

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Ground Cover
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.