Joseph's Coat, Parrot Leaf, Calico Plant
Alternanthera ficoidea 'Chartreuse'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera (al-ter-NANTH-ur-uh) (Info)
Species: ficoidea (fy-KOY-dee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Chartreuse

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Zachary, Louisiana

Clemmons, North Carolina

Cayce, South Carolina

Gainesboro, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 3, 2008, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Not knowing the minimum temp. for this plant, I've left it out all winter in protected areas of my yard. Zone 9a

Neutral

On Apr 20, 2007, pnjmyjb from Cayce, SC wrote:

Per "American Horticulture Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants" this is perennial in zone 11-12. I grow it as annual in zone 7-8.