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Leptinella squalida

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leptinella (lep-tin-EL-luh) (Info)
Species: squalida (SKWA-lee-duh) (Info)

Synonym:Cotula squalida

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Agnis On Jun 12, 2005, Agnis from Ridgefield, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Leptinella squalida is doing wonderfully on a flat, SW facing terrace covered in bark (i.e., bark dust, but not the powdery sort of bark dust, more like chips). I started last year with five 4" pots, and the area covered is now about 12' by 5'. I add a fine layer of bark occasionally, which seems to make it thicken. I water it only occasionally (Mother Nature has taken care of watering it so far this year). It tolerates normal, human day-to-day trips to the compost pile, but was rather unhappy when there were many big men in boots trampling over it to replace windows and then paint the trim. It blooms most of the time. I plan to let it keep going!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cherry Valley, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Raleigh, North Carolina
Ridgefield, Washington

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