Add lush foliage and colour to your garden with this beautiful, groundcover. A real standout in the garden, this plant has a compact, spreading habit and produces dark purple foliage with bright pink new growth and creamy, clustered flowers. It is shorter than its common form, which makes it perfect for bare areas and garden borders. This Alternanthera is a very hardy plant as it loves humidity and can also tolerate frost better than most forms. Choose a sheltered position in very cold climates.
|Size — 140mm|
|Growth Width — 80cm|
|Growth Height — 80cm|
|Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
This plant can get rather straggly. You can trim it during the growing season to keep its dense shape.
Choose a well mulched garden for this plant and water it as required for 8-13 weeks, until it is established. If required use slow release fertiliser in spring.
Lightly trim this bush in winter to remove the flowers and encourage dense, compact growth.