Alternanthera Firebug
Alternanthera dentata - Alternanthera dentata
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Item code:
7992900140P

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
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — White
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

This plant can get rather straggly. You can trim it during the growing season to keep its dense shape.

Watering needs

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.

Pruning Advice

Lightly trim this bush in winter to remove the flowers and encourage dense, compact growth.