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Alternanthera dentata 'Brazilian Red Hots'

Brazilian Red Hots Alternanthera

Alternanthera

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This spectacular ground cover plant is perfect as a landscape edging plant, and is perfect for basing containers, tolerates partial shade, but most vivid color is produced in full sun

Description

This spectacular ground cover plant is perfect as a landscape edging plant, and is perfect for basing containers, tolerates partial shade, but most vivid color is produced in full sun

Landscape Attributes

Brazilian Red Hots Alternanthera is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Brazilian Red Hots Alternanthera is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Brazilian Red Hots Alternanthera will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

10b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches

10 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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