Plants We Love: Alternanthera

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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