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Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata 'LRU30' PBR

LITTLE RUBY™ Alternanthera

LITTLE RUBY™ Alternanthera more compact than the common form
Little Ruby™ Alternanthera (right) is more compact than common Alternanthera dentata (left)

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata ‘LRU30’ PBR

  • Compact, spreading habit
  • Deep burgundy foliage
  • More frost tolerant than the common form

Description: Little Ruby™ Alternanthera is the perfect mounding ground cover with a compact, spreading habit and deep burgundy foliage, making it a real stand out plant in the garden. It is approximately a third the height of the common form. This Alternanthera loves humidity, but can also tolerate frost better than most forms. In very cold climates, it will still need to be in a sheltered position.

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera provides a display of white flowers in spring.

Size: 30-40cm x 60-90cm.

Uses: Ground cover, border plant, and for containers.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Little Ruby™ Alternanthera loves humidity, is heat tolerant and can handle light frost better than other forms.

It will need to be planted in a sheltered position to protect it from heavy frost. In frost-free areas Little Ruby™ Alternanthera can be planted in full sun to part shade. It requires well drained moist soils.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring.

Provide with adequate water as required. Keep moist in dry weather and protect from heavy frost.

Where it works: Light to moderate frost regions for all states (incl. NT) and all frost free areas.

Top Little Ruby™ Alternanthera Wholesale Growers

Grower Location Phone Email
Botanica Nurseries /
A Bulk Nurseries
SILVERDALE 02 4774 2811 email
Alpine Nurseries
DURAL 02 9651 0900 email
Alpine Nurseries
ALSTONVILLE 02 6628 6999
Andreasens Green Wholesale KEMPS CREEK 02 9826 1911 email
Brindleys Nursery SANDY BEACH 02 6654 9255 email
Burbank Nursery KANGY ANGY 02 4352 1071 email
Diversity Propagation /
Kenthurst Nursery
KENTHURST 02 9654 1410 email
Downes Wholesale Nursery THERESA PARK 02 4651 0999
Glenfield Wholesale Nursery MACQUARIE FIELDS 02 9605 2266 Email
Kathmar Orchids GLENDALE 0429 137 075 Email
Vanderley Nursery SANCROX 02 6585 1935 Email
Grower Location Phone Email
Facey’s Nursery DEVON MEADOWS 03 5996 1466 Email
Humphris Nursery MOOROOLBARK 03 9761 9688 email
Meyer Nurseries BLIND BIGHT 03 5998 3762 email
Prestige Plants WHITTLESEA 03 5786 2036 email
Tall Trees Nursery BALNARRING 03 5983 0166 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Ausplant Nursery DALBY 07 4662 4934 email
Blackall Range Nurseries DULONG 07 5441 2538 Email
Boundary Nurseries YEPPOON 07 4939 7663 Email
Bundaberg Wholesale Nursery BUNDABERG 07 4155 6631 Email
Eplants Pty Ltd DOONAN 07 5449 1997 Email
Foliage Farm
Wholesale Nursery
WONGAWALLAN 07 5573 5402 email
Greenstock Nurseries Pty Ltd BELLMERE 07 5499 3144
Mad About Plants EDMONTON 07 4045 2777 Email
Plants Direct QLD EUMUNDI 07 5449 1909 Email
Rosemount Nursery ROSEMOUNT 07 5448 4490 Email
Waterworths Nursery GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS 07 5496 9996 Email
Grower Location Phone Email
Benara Nurseries CARABOODA 08 9405 0000 email
Domus Nursery HACKETTS GULLY 08 9293 1768 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Heyne’s Wholesale Nursery NORWOOD 08 8280 8088 email
Virginia Nursery VIRGINIA 08 8380 9560 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Darwin Plant Wholesalers LAMBELLS LAGOON VIA HUMPDY DOO 08 8988 1888

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This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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