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Leptinella squalida (New Zealand Brass Buttons)

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Leptinella squalida  (New Zealand Brass Buttons)

Leptinella squalida (New Zealand Brass Buttons)

Photo Courtesy of STEPABLES®.

Here's an excellent lawn substitute. It looks attractive, doesn't attract a lot of bees and feels nice under your feet. The fern-like foliage does resemble small yellowish buttons that turn a bronzy red in fall. It's only evergreen in warmer climates, but it's usually hardy down to USDA Zone 5.

  • Height: Low ground level mat.
  • Spread: 12 - 18"
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 9
  • Initial Spacing: 8"
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foot Traffic: Suitable for occasional daily foot traffic.
  • Drought Tolerant: No
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Scented: No
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