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Leptinella gruveri
Leptinella gruveri
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Leptinella gruveri

Miniature Brass Buttons

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.316.360

The minute leaves of this flat carpeting perennial are the perfect filler for cracks between flagstones in moist, shady areas. Tiny greenish flowers. Runners quickly fill in and help to keep weeds out. May be used as an evergreen lawn substitute over small areas. Easily divided at any time by digging up the clump and ripping apart into small pieces. May become dormant during summer droughts, greening again once watered. Expected performance in regions with hot and humid summers is not known at this time.

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Leptinella gruveri

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Ground Cover
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate