Alternanthera dentata 'Purple Knight' /Purple Knight Alternanthera

Alternanthera dentata 'Purple Knight'   / Alternanthera dentata 'Purple Knight'
Summer foliage in container planting at the North Carolina Arboretum near Ashville, NC
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Scientific Name: Alternanthera dentata 'Purple Knight'
Common Name: Purple Knight Alternanthera
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Bold, purple color in the summer garden. Good for growing in containers. Perennial in zones 10 and 11 only. Plant produces a striking foliage that is often used as an accent in summer plantings. Very easy to grow. No serious pests.