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Joy Weed Little Ruby in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Alternanthera 'Little Ruby'

 

Joy Weed 'Little Ruby'

Alternanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Cultivated varieties are a fast growing, compact plant ideal for borders or rockery. Attractive variegated foliage in shades of green and/or gold and often in red or bronze. Grow as a perennial or as a warm-season annual in cooler climates.Alternanthera 'Little Ruby' grows in shades of burgundy and purple throughout the growing season. Plant out only after danger of frost has past.

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plant Features
  • Joy Weed Little Ruby likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Joy Weed Little Ruby likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Joy Weed Little Ruby is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Joy Weed Little Ruby likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Joy Weed 'Little Ruby'

Latin name

Alternanthera 'Little Ruby'

type

Flowering plant

family

Amaranthaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.7 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Joy Weed Little Ruby likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Joy Weed Little Ruby is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Joy Weed Little Ruby likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Joy Weed Little Ruby likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Joy Weed Little Ruby is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Alternanthera 'Little Ruby'

Alternanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Cultivated varieties are a fast growing, compact plant ideal for borders or rockery. Attractive variegated foliage in shades of green and/or gold and often in red or bronze. Grow as a perennial or as a warm-season annual in cooler climates.Alternanthera 'Little Ruby' grows in shades of burgundy and purple throughout the growing season. Plant out only after danger of frost has past.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

In the garden, plant out after the last frost in moist but well-drained soil in full sun which will produce the best leaf colour. Plants can also grow well although less colourful in partial shade. Compact container grown specimens can be planted out to good effect for formal mass planting much as the Victorians did in formal gardens. If growing in the greenhouse in cooler regions, grow in full light and water freely during the growing season. Water sparingly and keep in a well ventilated spot in winter.

 
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