A flowering plant belonging to the Amaranth family, Alternanthera thrives in the tropical regions of the Americas. Many strains are aquatic, growing large leaves to float on. can form into a shrub shape. This plant is easy to maintain. It's leaves can come in the dark shades of green, purple, and red. Compact growth habit. Suitable for flower beds and containers.
Alternanthera dentata 18 inches. Extremely dark purple-leaved foliage plant. Vigorous, upright and spreading habit. Excellent in mixed containers or as backdrop in beds and borders. Very heat tolerant.