Leptinella squalida Platt's Black
Platt's Black Dollhouse Fern
Details1" tall x 18-24" wide. A tight growing groundcover, Platt's Black has ornamental, ferny foliage with nearly-black highlights to the leaves. It can be used as a crack filler in rock walls, between flagstones and pavers or as a lawn substitute in small areas. Tolerates light foot traffic. 'Platt's Black' grows best in moderately moist to moist soil conditions. Grows in most soil types including clay. Plant with Columbine.
|Common Name||Platt's Black Dollhouse Fern|
|Botanical Name||Leptinella squalida Platt's Black|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||1" tall|
|Mature Spread||18-24" wide|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Ideal Region||Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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