Purple Knight Alternanthera

Not quite ready to commit to a planting scheme of shrubs and perennials for a new bed but don’t want to leave it empty? Want a lush ground cover with height at a low cost? Longing for the look and feel of a spa garden in which to retreat this summer? Purple Knight Alternanthera will become your new best friend. Easy to start indoors about two months before your last spring frost date, Purple Knight will come to your rescue with abundant, shiny, deep merlot-purple foliage that can grow up to 20" tall. It’s not a monotone color either: new foliage growth announces itself in green with a merlot tint and veins. Purple Knight is a terrific companion to Coleus, Ferns, Heuchera and Nasturtiums for natural foliage-scapes. It’s also a terrific filler in containers

One packet of about 15 seeds
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#7040
$5.25
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  • Alternanthera dentata. Prized for its mounding foliage, Alternanthera needs no flower to be the star. It is a terrific cover crop and magnificent in lush, cascading pots on old stonewalls or in hanging baskets. It is best to start it indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost date and then transplant outside. Annual. Summer leafing. Height: 16" to 20".

    Average seed life: 1 to 2 years.
Alternanthera dentata. Prized for its mounding foliage, Alternanthera needs no flower to be the star. It is a terrific cover crop and magnificent in lush, cascading pots on old stonewalls or in hanging baskets. It is best to start it indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost date and then transplant outside. Annual. Summer leafing. Height: 16" to 20".

Average seed life: 1 to 2 years.
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