Add lush foliage and colour to your garden with this beautiful, ground cover. A real standout in the garden, this plant has a compact, spreading habit and produces rich, deep burgundy foliage. 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 — 90cm|
|Growth Height — 40cm|
|Flower Colour — Red|
|Flowering Period — Spring|
|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.