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.

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

Grower Location Phone Email
Botanica Nurseries /
A Bulk Nurseries
SILVERDALE 02 4774 2811 email
Alpine Nurseries DURAL 02 9651 0900 email
Alpine Nurseries ALSTONVILLE 02 6628 6999
Arborglen GLENORIE 02 9652 2327
Brindleys Nursery SANDY BEACH 02 6654 9255 email
Diversity Propagation /
Kenthurst Nursery
KENTHURST 02 9654 1410 email
Kathmar Orchids WALLSEND 02 4951 8550
Grower Location Phone Email
Prestige Plants WHITTLESEA 03 5786 2036 email
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ecobotanics SAMFORD 0400 411 576 email
Foliage Farm
Wholesale Nursery
WONGAWALLAN 07 5573 5402 email
Waterworths Wholesale
GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS 07 5496 9996 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Benara Nurseries CARABOODA 08 9405 0000 email
Domus Nursery HACKETTS GULLY 08 9293 1768 email
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Heynes Wholesale Nursery BURTON 08 8280 8088 email
Grower Location Phone Email
Ironstone Lagoon Nursery BERRIMAH 08 8984 3186 email

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

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