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True Yellow Alternanthera

SKU:
ALTERN
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SKU:
ALTERN
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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6 inches
_description-width:
18 inches
_description-light:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Alternanthera ficoidea 'True Yellow'
Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Alternanthera
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Yellow
Genus:
Alternanthera
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
8b
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Garden, Container, Basket
Mature Height:
6 inches
Mature Width:
18 inches
Native:
Prune Time:
Spring Cleanup
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Yellow
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Garden, Container, Basket

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Product Overview

Alternanthera ficoidea 'True Yellow'
A mounding, dense plant presenting cupped and crinkled bright yellow leaves; small white flowers in summer; best color in full sun; great in containers or as an accent groundcover

True Yellow Alternanthera is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

True Yellow Alternanthera is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Features

True Yellow Alternanthera's attractive glossy narrow leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning yellow in color the rest of the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

True Yellow Alternanthera will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

True Yellow Alternanthera is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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