Alternanthera dentata is a member of the Alternanthera family. Its botanical name is Alternanthera dentata.
grows 20 to 28 inches tall, and up to 18 inches wide and is trouble-free in full sun or partial shade. The bright foliage of this new favorite perennial for the Florida Friendly garden has been a welcome addition to garden designers. Once established it is fairly drought tolerant. The color is most vibrant in full sun. Ball shaped white flowers stretch out above the foliage in mid winter. Cut these back as the days become longer in early spring for a vigorous flush of color. Brazilian Red Hots is a great tall edging plant for your garden beds and is available in the Warm Season in our Innovative SausEdge format for easy planting and an instant manicured look. You can ‘slice your SausEdge’ into smaller ‘links’ and stretch your dollars and get the same look and performance and more value. The hot pink and rose shades make these plants adaptable to use with cool or warm colors. They can be the ‘THRILLER’ in stunning and long lasting perennial combination containers mixed with Diamond Frost, Nirvana Vinca, Pentas, Angelonia and many othersBlooms normally display as a colour very similar to Floral white. Leaves usually appear in Red-brown and Wine colour. Alternanthera dentata grows as a perennial and is a non-edible ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally growing to a mature height of 70.0 cm (2.27 feet), Alternanthera dentata grows with a ground-cover habit.
Alternanthera dentata is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Alternanthera dentata about 63 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Alternanthera dentata so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Alternanthera dentata so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Alternanthera dentata plants:
Brazilian red hot, Aluminium Plant
Alternanthera dentata (Moench) Stuchlik ex R.E. Fries
Alternanthera dentata care instructions
How long does Alternanthera dentata take to grow?
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