Little Ruby™ Alternanthera (right) is more compact than common Alternanthera dentata (left)
Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata ‘LRU30’
- 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
|Botanica Nurseries /
A Bulk Nurseries
|SILVERDALE||02 4774 2811|
|Alpine Nurseries||DURAL||02 9651 0900|
|Alpine Nurseries||ALSTONVILLE||02 6628 6999|
|Arborglen||GLENORIE||02 9652 2327|
|Brindleys Nursery||SANDY BEACH||02 6654 9255|
|Diversity Propagation /
|KENTHURST||02 9654 1410|
|Kathmar Orchids||WALLSEND||02 4951 8550|
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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.