Little Ruby™

Alternanthera dentata 'LRU30' PBR
Little Ruby

Little Ruby™

Alternanthera dentata 'LRU30' PBR
Compact Alternanthera with stunning deep burgundy foliage

Emporium/Hotties Range

Plant Description: This Alternanthera has a compact spreading habit, beautiful deep burgundy foliage and is a real stand out plant in any garden
Uses: Small garden hedges (also as a ground cover, in containers and as a border plant)
Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Heat tolerant, and loves humidity. Can tolerate light frost, but will need to be planted in a sheltered position to protect it from heavy frosts
Height & Width: 30-40cm high x 60-90cm wide
Flowers: White flowers in spring
Foliage: Stunning deep burgundy foliage
Soil Type: Requires well drained moist soils
Best Planting Time: September to April
Planting Density: 2-3 plants per linear metre (3-5 plants per m²)
Where it thrives: All frost free and light to moderate frost regions for all states including NT
Pruning: VIC, SA, WA and Southern NSW - Prune early March. Sydney and Central NSW - Prune late March. Northern NSW, QLD and NT - Prune early April. In frost affected areas, if leaf burn occurs over winter, prune affected foliage at the beginning of spring.

Establishment & Extra Care:

Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
Provide adequate water as required, keep moist in dry weather.
Protect from heavy frosts.
Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.
In frost affected areas fertilise at the following times:
VIC, SA, WA and Southern NSW - Fertilise early March.
Sydney and Central NSW - Fertilise late March.
Northern NSW, QLD and NT - Fertilise early April.

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Where to Buy?

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