{"id":10099846088,"title":"Alternanthera - Purple Knight","handle":"alternanthera-purple-knight-flower-seed","description":"\u003cp\u003e70 – 77 days. Annual. Purple Knight Alternanthera seeds promise an exotic and neat ornamental foliage ideal for many humid gardens across North America. Purple Knight seeds mature into robust 18 – 24” tall mounded shrubs of rich purples and reds spreading out for an eye-catching trim along walkways, borders, and fences. Alternanthera is native to the perennial warmth of Asia, Africa, and Australia and will thrive all season in similar climates. Purple Knight alternanthera is easy to grow from seed and guarantees a unique and low-maintenance ground cover for any residential or commercial property. 1000 seeds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Purple Knight Alternanthera Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTaxonomy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eAlternanthera dentata\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e Joseph’s Coat, Joyweeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeed Type:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual (Perennial to Zones 10 – 11)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSow Indoors or Outdoors:\u003c\/strong\u003e Purple Knight Alternanthera is easy to grow from seed and most commonly sown directly outdoors after the frost but, for earliest blooms, start seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks prior. Alternanthera decorative foliage seeds will germinate in 5 – 14 days with full lighting and harden off plants to a sunny place in the garden to promote maximum color. 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Plants will show signs of wilt if left un-shaded during excessive summer heat. Alternanthera plants have no serious pests or diseases but monitor regularly for aphids and spider mites. Plants will shoot small white blooms in the summer, however, most gardeners prefer to pinch the shoots to focus energies on the vibrant leaf production instead.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Leaf Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Deep shades of purple and red ground cover\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eAlternanthera dentata\u003c\/em\u003e, or otherwise best known as Purple Knight, Joyweed or Joseph’s Coat, is one of the most prominent and easily recognizable ground covers in the world. Most species of \u003cem\u003eAlternanthera\u003c\/em\u003e are used as ornamentals, while some species are grown as a vegetable in various parts of Asia. 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Annual. Purple Knight Alternanthera seeds promise an exotic and neat ornamental foliage ideal for many humid gardens across North America. Purple Knight seeds mature into robust 18 – 24” tall mounded shrubs of rich purples and reds spreading out for an eye-catching trim along walkways, borders, and fences. Alternanthera is native to the perennial warmth of Asia, Africa, and Australia and will thrive all season in similar climates. Purple Knight alternanthera is easy to grow from seed and guarantees a unique and low-maintenance ground cover for any residential or commercial property. 1000 seeds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Purple Knight Alternanthera Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTaxonomy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eAlternanthera dentata\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e Joseph’s Coat, Joyweeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeed Type:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual (Perennial to Zones 10 – 11)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSow Indoors or Outdoors:\u003c\/strong\u003e Purple Knight Alternanthera is easy to grow from seed and most commonly sown directly outdoors after the frost but, for earliest blooms, start seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks prior. Alternanthera decorative foliage seeds will germinate in 5 – 14 days with full lighting and harden off plants to a sunny place in the garden to promote maximum color. Plants are popularly repotted overwinter.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 70 – 77 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e 7 – 11\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeed Planting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e Lightly press without covering 3 – 4 seeds into soil\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18 – 36”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18 – 24” tall mounding shrub with an 18 – 36” spread of dense leafy ground cover\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun – Partial shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDiseases\/Pests\/Troubleshooting:\u003c\/strong\u003e Purple Knight Alternanthera requires consistently moist soil and must not be allowed to dry out or foliage and color will suffer. Plants will show signs of wilt if left un-shaded during excessive summer heat. Alternanthera plants have no serious pests or diseases but monitor regularly for aphids and spider mites. Plants will shoot small white blooms in the summer, however, most gardeners prefer to pinch the shoots to focus energies on the vibrant leaf production instead.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Leaf Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Deep shades of purple and red ground cover\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eAlternanthera dentata\u003c\/em\u003e, or otherwise best known as Purple Knight, Joyweed or Joseph’s Coat, is one of the most prominent and easily recognizable ground covers in the world. Most species of \u003cem\u003eAlternanthera\u003c\/em\u003e are used as ornamentals, while some species are grown as a vegetable in various parts of Asia. There is a variety of similarly dark leafy grows that can often be substituted or grown in tandem with Purple Knight alternanthera including dichondra, iresine, and plectranthus.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e"}
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70 – 77 days. Annual. Purple Knight Alternanthera seeds promise an exotic and neat ornamental foliage ideal for many humid gardens across North America. Purple Knight seeds mature into robust 18 – 24” tall mounded shrubs of rich purples and reds spreading out for an eye-catching trim along walkways, borders, and fences. Alternanthera is native to the perennial warmth of Asia, Africa, and Australia and will thrive all season in similar climates. Purple Knight alternanthera is easy to grow from seed and guarantees a unique and low-maintenance ground cover for any residential or commercial property. 1000 seeds.

Growing Purple Knight Alternanthera Garden Seeds


  • Taxonomy: Alternanthera dentata
  • Other Names: Joseph’s Coat, Joyweeds
  • Seed Type: Annual (Perennial to Zones 10 – 11)
  • Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Purple Knight Alternanthera is easy to grow from seed and most commonly sown directly outdoors after the frost but, for earliest blooms, start seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks prior. Alternanthera decorative foliage seeds will germinate in 5 – 14 days with full lighting and harden off plants to a sunny place in the garden to promote maximum color. Plants are popularly repotted overwinter.
  • Days to Maturity: 70 – 77 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 7 – 11
  • Seed Planting Depth: Lightly press without covering 3 – 4 seeds into soil
  • Plant Spacing: 18 – 36”
  • Growth Habit: 18 – 24” tall mounding shrub with an 18 – 36” spread of dense leafy ground cover
  • Soil Preference: Organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained
  • Light Preference: Full sun – Partial shade
  • Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Purple Knight Alternanthera requires consistently moist soil and must not be allowed to dry out or foliage and color will suffer. Plants will show signs of wilt if left un-shaded during excessive summer heat. Alternanthera plants have no serious pests or diseases but monitor regularly for aphids and spider mites. Plants will shoot small white blooms in the summer, however, most gardeners prefer to pinch the shoots to focus energies on the vibrant leaf production instead.
  • Plant Leaf Color: Deep shades of purple and red ground cover

Alternanthera dentata, or otherwise best known as Purple Knight, Joyweed or Joseph’s Coat, is one of the most prominent and easily recognizable ground covers in the world. Most species of Alternanthera are used as ornamentals, while some species are grown as a vegetable in various parts of Asia. There is a variety of similarly dark leafy grows that can often be substituted or grown in tandem with Purple Knight alternanthera including dichondra, iresine, and plectranthus.

 
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