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Yellow Form alternanthera

Alternanthera ficoidea 'Yellow Form'

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‘Yellow Form’ Alternanthera is an easy-to-grow, tropical plant with a fast-spreading habit and pointed, chartreuse-yellow leaves. It forms a mat of color from spring’s frost-free date to fall’s first frost. Like others of this genus, it makes a great edging, bedding, or container plant. In formal landscapes, it can be used in a knot garden. It looks great with dark-leaved plants.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsLikes heat. Bright golden, pointed leaves. Compact growth.

CareMay be grown as a houseplant or overwintered in a greenhouse. Outdoors, plant out after spring's last frost and grow in moist but well-drained soil and full sun for best leaf color. Can take partial shade. Pinch back to retain compact form.

PropagationSow seed at 55° to 64°F in spring or as soon as ripe. Divide in spring. Take cuttings in late summer.

ProblemsGenerally trouble-free, although spider mites and Fusarium wilt may occur.

  • Genus : Alternanthera
  • Zones : 11
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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