LITTLE RUBY™ Alternanthera
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.
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.