Week 19 – May 13, 2021

Plant Information

Purple Prince Alternanthera

  • Purple Prince Alternanthera - Bloom
  • Purple Prince Alternanthera - Commercial Landscape 1
  • Purple Prince Alternanthera - Commercial Landscape 2
  • Purple Prince Alternanthera - Commercial Landscape 3
  • Purple Prince Alternanthera - Commercial Landscape 4
  • Purple Prince Alternanthera - Container
  • Purple Prince Alternanthera - Landscape
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Alternanthera brasiliana

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Plant Habit: Mounded, Spreading

Characteristics: Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Height: 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)

Width: 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)

Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun

General Information: Beautiful burgundy-purple leaves with ruby-rose underside.
Stands tough in heat and humidity.
Low water needs.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 7 to 8 weeks

  • First compact seed alternanthera is an easy-to-grow alternative to vegetative varieties.
  • Durable carpet of ruby/burgundy foliage is ready to take on any Summer condition, including drought and rain. Imagine this unique colour accent in large cityscapes and as a “spiller” in high-impact containers!
  • Great in low-maintenance landscapes for professionals and home gardeners alike.
  • May flower under very short days; light plants at that time of year to prevent bud formation.