Little Ruby - Alternanthera Denata

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Grown for its striking Burgundy foliage, this compact spreading ground cover is darkest in full sun, and makes a dramatic accent in sunny gardens.

They also make an excellent hedge and can be used as a beautiful foliage contrast against other plants and flower borders.

Common Name: Little Ruby Botanical Name: Alternanthera Denata - Little Ruby Plant size: 10 - 15cm Pot size: 50mm Max growth: Grows to about 60 - 90cm high and 30 - 40cm wide Maintenance: To maintain a compact habit or to keep a formal appearance, regularly pinch out the growing tips, trim the plants throughout the growing season in summer. They should be planted in well-drained soil, watering regularly during summer. They are very heat to Planting: Place one handful of the feed or a small handful of slow release fertilizer around the new plant once planted, fertilize every six months for best results

Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical


  • Non Flowering

Garden Style

  • Chinese garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Tropical Garden

Growth Rate

  • Fast


  • Low Hedge

Plant Spacing

  • 20 - 30cm

Plant Type

  • Evergreen
  • Foliage Plants
  • Small Shrubs


  • Full Sun
  • Semi Shade


  • Container Plants
  • Edge planting
  • Embankments
  • Green walls
  • Hanging baskets
  • Mass planting
  • Retaining walls

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