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Alternanthera brasiliana

False Amaranth, Joseph's Coat
Annuals
Classification Scientific Name: Alternanthera brasiliana
  Common Name: False Amaranth

Joseph's Coat
  Family: Amaranthaceae
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings
     
Plant Plant type: annual
  Plant form: upright
  Height: 2 feet
  Spread: 2 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: white, greenish white
  Flower: insignificant flowers in a globular head
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: red to purple, ovate foliage

excellent color
  Growth Rate: fast
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 10 - 11
  Native Range: West Indies
  Sun Requirement: light shade
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained

moist
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Maintenance: shears well
  Propagation: stem cuttings
Alternanthera brasiliana

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