Always popular fast-growing spreading groundcover and landscape plant, much loved for its bold dark burgundy foliage like a fine wine. Stunning when used in contrast with lime-gold foliage plants. Clips to a tidy low hedge, thrives in humidity. Dark cream pompom flowers appear when allowed to grow unclipped. The second image shows the leaf size difference between dentata (L) and Little Ruby (R)
Alternanthera dentata DESCRIPTION: Beautiful burgundy foliage on a hardy spreading ground cover. Taller, with a more browny-burgundy colour than Little Ruby. USE IN: Borders and as a bold contrasting plant to lighter foliage in the garden. Suited to containers. LOCATION: Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded frost-free position in the garden. Prefers a sheltered position in cooler climates.Thrives in humid conditions. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as necessary to keep tidy and encourage new growth. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 60 - 80 cm H x 60 - 90 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants,young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height with a pot size of 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.