Miniature Brass Buttons (Leptinella gruveri) has tiny serrated leaves and sends out runners above ground and under, to form a rugged, thick carpet of green. This plant is so dense that it can withstand car traffic 1-2 times a day. Miniature Brass Buttons is an exceptional plant to use as a lawn replacement, between pavers or around slate as well as being great over flowerbulbs or surrounding ferns as well. Brass Button plants grow best when the soil is kept evenly moist that is to say – Don’t let them dry out!
Size: #4 True
Spacing: Plant 4″ apart.
Height: Tight to the ground
How To Grow: Plant in full shade to morning sun (part shade).
Foot Traffic: Heavy
Hardy Zones: 7,8,9,10
Tips: Miniature Brass Buttons will require more shade and water in the south but also can be evergreen in temperate climates or protected areas. It is also tolerant of humidity.
Uses: A ground cover in and around Patios, Pathways, Ponds, Pools, Borders, Lawn Substitute
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