Alternanthera dentata 'Little Ruby' 2
Alternanthera dentata 'Little Ruby' 2

Alternanthera dentata 'Little Ruby'
(Joseph's Coat)
USDA Zone: 10 - 11
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Origin: West Indies
Type: Herbaceous perennial

Typical Height: 1'-2'
(0.30–0.60mts)
Typical Spread: 2'-3'
(0.60–0.90mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: N/A
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Dark burgundy
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Seasonal bloomer
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Amaranthaceae
Propagation: N/A
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
1G

Typical planting distance:
12” O.C.
(0.30mts)

Common Uses: Groundcover; Road medians; Driveways; Parking lot islands; Bedding; Rock gardens; Tropical Effects
Category: Small Shrubs

Notes: Alternanthera is great for any sun/shade location in your garden.

+ In this Photo:
Alternanthera dentata 'Little Ruby'
(Joseph's Coat)
Leaves Close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
January 2015
Miami
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a484

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/news_archive/2013/april/get_it_growing/Little-Ruby-alternanthera-gives-summerlong-color-.htm

http://www.flowerco.com/plants/varieties.cfm?variety_id=695

http://www.ebertsgreenhouse.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.plantDetail/plant_id/41/index.htm