Yellow Joy Weed
Alternanthera flavescens

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera (al-ter-NANTH-ur-uh) (Info)
Species: flavescens (flav-ES-enz) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 28, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Yellow Joy Weed is native to the coastal hammocks of central & southern Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.