Plants We Love: Alternanthera

Alternanthera is a perfect dark-leafed backdrop plant in borders.
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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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