Alternanthea Purple Prince

AlternantheaLatin name

The very first compact Alternanthera from seed with ruby to burgundy foliage. A heat loving, drought tolerant foliage plant creating an attractive unique carpet of colour! Ideal for bedding as ground cover and good for containers too. 10-15”. HA.

How to Grow Alternanthea from Seed

Sow the seed thinly in pots just pressing the seed into the compost.   Sow in the Spring at 75F.  Germination should take anywhere between 7-21 days. When the plants are 3” tall transplant into 3” pots keeping moist and in semi-shade. As the plants become more established the foliage darkens and spreads making a generous groundcover.

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Item Code: 1051

Variety: Purple Prince

Type: Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 10 Seeds

Sow: February - April

Germination: Up to 21 days

Harvest: May - September

In stock? Yes