Alternanthera (Alternanthera ficoidea)

A garden annual grown for its colorful foliage. Habit can range from small mound-shaped plants to tall hedge-like plants. Foliage is glossy and colors range from yellow to red to burgundy. Good for containers or as a border edging plant.

  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Mature Height: 6 - 24 Inches
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Bloom Color: Not of Interest
  • Bloom Season: -
  • Hardiness: Tender Annual
  • Size: Small
Caring for Alternanthera
  • Full sun and moist well-drained soil.
  • Grown best in soils that are not overly fertile.
  • Occasional pinching or shearing can keep plants in bounds and almost hedge-like.
  • Useful for 'carpet bedding'