Alternanthera sp.

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Alternanthera sp.

Common Name: White Variegated Alternanthera

Family: Amaranthaceae

Origin: Tropical America

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 11"h x 14"w

Exposure: Sun, Partial Shade


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

We were given this old fashioned pass-along plant by Jimmy Turner of the Dallas Arboretum. White Variegated Alternanthera is a once-popular now hard-to-find Victorian bedding plant that I think has a place in today’s gardens. Its highly variegated foliage looks superb spilling over the edge of a mixed container or raised bed. With its trailing habit, excellent heat tolerance, and loads of white color, this Alternanthera can definitely fill a niche in the summer garden.