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Alternanthera ficoidea 'Brazilian Snow'

Brazilian Snow Alternanthera

Alternanthera

Comments

A mounding, dense plant presenting cupped and puckered green leaves with striking white edges; small white flowers in summer; likes sun and heat; great in containers or as an accent groundcover

Description

A mounding, dense plant presenting cupped and puckered green leaves with striking white edges; small white flowers in summer; likes sun and heat; great in containers or as an accent groundcover

Landscape Attributes

Brazilian Snow Alternanthera is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Brazilian Snow Alternanthera is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting;Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Brazilian Snow Alternanthera will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 inches

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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