Pinnate cushion leptinella
This evergreen to semi-evergreen groundcover makes a wonderful lawn substitute. Platt's Black develops a dense ground cover of small fern-like leaves that you can walk barefoot over without any problems. The black-green foliage colouring gives the overgrown area a very special charm.
Leptinella gives a robust and dense ground cover
This small plant is one of the most robust and hardy of its kind. It partially dies back in winter, but comes back to life in spring and shows its dense growth. It can be used wonderfully as a tread-resistant lawn substitute. The leaves of the lilac cushion take on a brownish-green colour and are evergreen even in winter. The feathery leaves are reminiscent of a fern.
Lilac cushion with inconspicuous yellow flowers
Small, inconspicuous flowers appear on the lilac cushion between June and August. These, however, spread a very pleasant, honey-like fragrance over your garden
Find a nice place for the lilac cushion in your garden
In the choice of location, Leptinella ‚Platt’s Black‘ is not demanding; it grows both in full sun and partial shade, but a sunny location is preferred. Lilac is tolerant of drought, but should be protected from drying out. In general, lilacs are very easy to care for. Hardly any care measures are necessary. With a cold tolerance of up to -28°C, this ground cover is ideal for our latitudes.
The spread of the plants occurs through underground runners. This requires a loose and well-drained soil.