Plant name: Alternanthera ‘Purple Knight’
Suggested by: Mike Tate, Ferry-Morse Seed Company
Virtues: This striking dark-leafed plant is an excellent accent plant or foil to other more brightly colored companions. It is exceptionally tolerant of heat.
Foliage: Charming dark foliage, best in full sun.
Habit: Upright and spreading, to 20 inches.
Season: Midsummer onward.
Companions: Excellent in mixed containers or as a backdrop in borders. Combines well with deep purple or magenta petunias.
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