An evergreen groundcover plant native to the West Indies, Alternanthera Snow Ball (Alternanthera Snow Ball) is a low-growing ornamental foliage that is sure to add character and beauty to your garden. This delightful plant only reaches a maximum height of 2 feet, but its amazing coloration and texture are more than enough to keep it in the sights of onlookers.
Alternanthera Snow Ball excels in full sun or shade, and requires regular watering. If planting in shade, keep in mind that the plant's striking variegation might be less noticeable than in brighter conditions. The plant's unique beauty also makes it a great choice for adding texture and contrast to container gardens, which can easily be moved around the yard and changed seasonally.
As with many ornamental foliage, Alternanthera Snow Ball makes a great seaside or salt-tolerant plant, perfect for areas with frequent ocean sprays or wind-borne salt. The plant is cold hardy in USDA Zones 9-11. In particularly cold regions, the plant will need to be grown in a container or pot and brought indoors during winter.
Not only is Alternanthera Snow Ball easy to care for, but it can even tolerate some neglect. Its impressive amount of resilience and versatility make it a great choice for both beginner and expert gardeners who are looking to add some life and color to their patches.