Alternanthera 'Purple Knight'
Not of Interest
A garden annual grown for its colorful foliage. Habit can range from small mound shaped plants to tall hedge-like plants. Foliage is glossy and colors range from yellow to red to burgundy. Good for containers or as a border edging plant.
Full sun and miost well-drained soil
'Purple Knight' 18-24 inches tall, burgundy foliage
'Wavy yellow' 6-12 inches tall, narrow gold splashed foliage
'Red Coat' 10-14 inches tall, multicolored foliage
'Threadleaf Red' 10-14 inches tall, narrow scarlet foliage
'Party Time' 10-14 inches tall, multicolored foliage
'Broadleaf Red' 6-12 inches tall, apple green leaves with red stripe
Grown best in soils that are not overly fertile. Occasional pinching or shearing can keep plants in bounds and almost hedge-like. Useful for 'carpet bedding'