Alternanthera dentata 'Firebug'

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Commonly known as "Firebug", this perennial tropical plant is grown for it's attractive rich purple foliage. The brilliance of the foliage colour is intensified when grown in full sun. Alternanthera dentata 'Firebug' is an excellent hedging plant, responding well to regular pruning. We suggest you plant this as a foliage contrast, perhaps as a border plant grown in front of our Duranta repens 'Geisha Girl' or Gardenia 'Professor Pucci'.

 Quick Facts

  • What to use me for: Excellent hedging plant

  • I grow to: 80cm high

  • Where to place me: Full sun or Part shade, requires frost free position

  • How far apart should I space my plants? 40cm

  • My features: Rich purple foliage colour 

       Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.

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