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Alternanthera dentata

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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.

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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.

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