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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.

Planting Density: 3–5 plants per m², 2–3 plants per linear metre.

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

Some of the top wholesale growers listed below do also sell retail, those marked as Trade Only will not, all others will sell direct to the general public.

Grower Location Phone Email
Alpine Nurseries
(Trade Only)
DURAL 02 9651 0900
Kathmar Orchids
(Trade Only)
GLENDALE 02 4951 8550
Arborglen
(Visit Flower Power for retail purchase)
GLENORIE 02 9652 2327
Andreasens Green Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
KEMPS CREEK 02 9826 1911
Kenthurst Nursery
(Trade Only)
KENTHURST 02 9654 1410
Glenfield Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
MACQUARIE FIELDS 02 9605 2266
Glenleigh Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
REGENTVILLE 02 4733 3243
Vanderley Nursery SANCROX 02 6585 1935
Brindleys Nursery
(Trade Only)
SANDY BEACH 02 6654 9255
Botanica Nurseries
(Trade Only)
SILVERDALE 02 4774 2811
Downes Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
THERESA PARK 02 4651 0999
Foley’s Nursery
(Trade Only)
WARRIEWOOD 02 9999 1535
Bluedale Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
WAUCHOPE 02 6586 0100
Grower Location Phone Email
Darwin Plant Wholesalers
(Trade Only)
LAMBELLS LAGOON VIA HUMPDY DOO 08 8988 1888
Grower Location Phone Email
Northside Natives
(Trade Only)
BURPENGARY 07 3888 1854
Blackall Range Nurseries
(Trade Only)
DULONG 07 5441 2538
Greenstock Nursery
(Trade Only)
ELIMBAH 07 3204 4522
Plants Direct Queensland
(Trade Only)
EUMUNDI 07 5449 1909
Waterworths Nursery
(Trade Only)
GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS 07 5496 9996
Prince Propagation
(Trade Only)
CURRUMBIN VALLEY 07 5533 0488
Foliage Farm Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
WONGAWALLAN
Ausplant Nursery
(Trade Only)
DALBY 07 4662 4934
Plants Whitsunday
(Trade Only)
CANNON VALLEY 07 4946 1258
Mad About Plants
(Trade Only)
EDMONTON 07 4045 2777
Grower Location Phone Email
Heynes Wholesale Nursery BURTON 08 8280 8088
Virginia Nursery VIRGINIA 08 8380 9560
Grower Location Phone Email
Meyer Nurseries
(Trade Only)
BLIND BIGHT 03 5998 3762
Facey’s Nursery
(Trade Only)
DEVON MEADOWS 03 996 1466
Humphris Nursery
(Trade Only)
MOOROOLBARK 03 9761 9688
Prestige Plants
(Trade Only)
KINGLAKE 03 5786 2036
Grower Location Phone Email
Benara Nurseries
(Trade Only)
CARABOODA 08 9561 9000
Domus Nursery
(Trade Only)
HACKETTS GULLY 08 9293 1768
Wanneroo Plant Farm
(Trade Only)
WANNEROO 08 9405 2615

For retail nurseries and wholesale growers click here.

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

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