Alternanthera is delightful foliage plant that is both easy to grow and care for. Although these plants don’t have interesting blooms, they more than make up for it with their striking, jewel-tone foliage. With plenty of varieties to choose from, alternanthera offers a wide range of leaf shapes, sizes, and textures. Outdoors, low-growing varieties are ideal as an edging plant next to sidewalks and pathways. Taller varieties can be mixed into borders where its colorful foliage adds contrasting hues. Their compact size and bright color also makes them an excellent choice as a filler plant in containers.
Alternanthera Plum Dandy offers depth and drama in a sweet, simple package. Featuring oval shaped, plum-colored foliage, this low-mounding variety is perfect for softening the edges of patios or walkways and can easily be pinched to fit just about any shape. Its compact size and bright color also makes it an excellent choice for container gardens. Plum Dandy is heat tolerant and prefers partial to full sun (4 plus hours) and grows to approximately 10 to 16 inches tall and 1 to 1.5 feet wide.