Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

Common name: New Zealand Brass Buttons ‘Platt’s Black’ 
Family: Asteraceae / Compositae

Origin: Rocky areas in Australasia and South America

Description: An unusual ground cover plant forming very dense carpets of purple- black feathery foliage with green tips. Small, yellow button-like flowers are produced in May – June.

Perfect for planting in rock gardens, alpine beds, between paving and for use in Japanese gardens.

Climate / Position: Full sun to partial shade.

Height / Spread: Height 5cm. Spread 40cm.

Soil Requirements: Well drained soil.

Pruning: None required

Special Requirements: None required

This particular cultivar was discovered in the back yard of Jane Platt in Oregon, America.