Alternanthera Red
Alternanthera dentata - Alternanthera dentata
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Add colour and beauty to your garden with this attractive, tropical plant. The Alternanthera Red has a dense, bushy habit and produces masses of small, red leaves. It is ideal for hedges, borders and your favourite pots and containers. Choose a sunny to partly shaded position in moist, well drained soil to watch your plant thrive.

Size — 250mm
Growth Width — 40cm
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.