Leptinella 'Platts Black'
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Leptinella 'Platts Black' is a captivating ground cover plant renowned for its distinctive and dramatic foliage. The finely divided leaves, which range from deep green to almost black, create a lush mat that adds texture and depth to various garden spaces. 'Platts Black' thrives in well-drained soil and prefers partial to full sun, making it a versatile choice for edging, rock gardens, and between stepping stones. Its low-growing habit and striking coloration make it an excellent addition for gardeners seeking an eye-catching yet low-maintenance ground cover.
Why We Like It:
- Striking Foliage: The deep green to nearly black foliage of 'Platts Black' offers a visually striking and unique appearance.
- Texture and Contrast: The finely divided leaves create an intriguing texture that stands out against other plants, enhancing garden compositions.
- Flexible Use: Its low-growing and spreading nature makes it ideal for ground cover, edging, and filling gaps between stones.
What to Know:
- Well-Draining Soil: Ensure well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging and maintain the health of the plant.
- Light Requirements: Provide partial to full sun for optimal growth and to intensify the dark color of the foliage.
- Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, as Leptinella prefers soil on the drier side.
- Growth Habits: 'Platts Black' is a vigorous spreader, so consider its growth habit when planning its placement.
- Winter Care: Mulching can offer protection during colder months in areas with frost.
Flower Colour: Leptinella 'Platts Black' produces tiny, inconspicuous flowers that do not detract from the visual impact of its foliage.
Flowering Months: June to July
Height and Spread: At maturity, Leptinella 'Platts Black' reaches a height of approximately 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) with a spread of around 30-45 cm (12-18 inches).