Alternanthera Little Ruby
Alternanthera dentata - Alternanthera dentata
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Item code:
1581230140P

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
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — Red
Flowering Period — Spring
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.