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Alternanthera brasiliana 'Rubiginosa'

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera (al-ter-NANTH-ur-uh) (Info)
Species: brasiliana
Cultivar: Rubiginosa
Additional cultivar information: (aka Ruby, Wave Hill)

Synonym:Alternanthera dentata

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Category:
Perennials
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Burgundy

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Belleview, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Mount Dora, Florida
Naples, Florida
Sebastian, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Winder, Georgia
Lincoln, Illinois
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Georgetown, Texas



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