Alternanthera Little Maroon
Alternanthera dentata
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Brighten up your garden all year round, with a rich display of lush foliage. The Alternanthera Little Maroon is a tidy and compact groundcover that produces beautiful deep maroon leaves that contrast beautifully in an evergreen yard.

  • This plant is low maintenance and ideal for borders and groundcover.
  • It is tough and drought tolerant.
  • It is sterile and won't seed.
Colour — White
Growth Width — 40cm
Growth Height — 40cm
Drought Tolerant
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — White
Foliage Colour — Purple
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Requirements — Sandy soil, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

This plant prefers morning sun or dappled shade. It does grow in full sun, although it will wilt easily once temperatures reach above 35C.

Watering needs

Avoid wilting by keeping soil moist, but not wet or soggy. This plant wilts fairly easily if it gets too dry, and recovers quickly when you water it.

Pruning Advice

To rejuvenate older plants and stimulate overall new growth, prune plants back to within 3 or 4 inches of the ground. Do this, when warm weather is expected in early spring if you have cool winters, or in late winter if you have mild and frost free winters.

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