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Alternanthera species /Alternanthera

Alternanthera species   / Alternanthera species
Red foliaged cultivar in summer
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Red foliaged cultivar in summer

Cultivar with foliage in shades of red

A floral clock made with alternanthera in Europe, a common practice there

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Scientific Name: Alternanthera species
Common Name: Alternanthera
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Perennials grow as annuals in zone 8 and farther north. They give great choice for color variety to the summer landscape. Just one of the many colors available for summer plantings. Popular because of the many colors choices that can be used with various color schemes. Gardeners used this plant to achieve intricate flower bed patterns in mass plantings. Leaf eating insects can be a serious problem in the Lower South.