Leptinella squalida Platt's Black

Platt's Black Dollhouse Fern

This tight growing groundcover has ferny foliage with nearly black highlights to the leaves. It tolerates light foot traffic when planted into pavers and flagstone pations.
Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 1" tall 18-24" wide
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SKU 38911

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • 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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1" 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.
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SKU
38911
Ships To Canada
No
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
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Groundcover
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid Free
Yes - Learn More
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