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Alternanthera dentata, Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf
Alternanthera dentata 'Brazilian Red Hots'

Alternanthera dentata

Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: West Indies to Brazil
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Grown exclusively for its colorful foliage - rich purple to burgundy leaves. Forms spreading foliage mounds to 12-30" tall. Common names - Joseph's coat, copperleaf, calico plant, bloodleaf, joyweed and parrot leaf - all in reference to the often brilliantly colored leaves which provide foliage contrast to gardens and container plantings.Best foliage colors are developed in full sun. It grows better in organically rich and consistently moist, well-drained soils, But not completely dry out. May also be grown indoors as a houseplant as long as it is sited in a bright, sunny location and soils are kept moist. Plants may be grown from seed by starting them indoors in late winter and transplanting them outdoors after last frost date. Pinching stems or shearing will keep plants compact and bushy.

Variety Watermelon has amazing colorful foliage with a combination of red, pink, orange, yellow and green.





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Alternanthera dentata - Red Thread Burgundy

Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf. Perfect colorful plant for small spaces and ground cover in both sun or shade locations.
Origin: West Indies to Brazil. Grown exclusively for its colorful foliage - rich purple to burgundy leaves. Spreading foliage mounds to 12-30" tall. Common names are all in reference to the often brilliantly colored leaves which provide foliage contrast to gardens and container plantings. Best foliage colors are developed in full sun. May also be grown indoors as a houseplant. Pinching stems or shearing will keep plants compact and bushy.

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Alternanthera ficoidea, Calico Plant, Joseph's Coat, Joyweed
Alternanthera ficoidea 'Snow on the Mountain'

Alternanthera ficoidea

Calico Plant, Joseph's Coat, Joyweed
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: South America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Beautiful Variegated pink leaves. Takes both sun or shade, perfect accent plant that attracts attention of everyone who's passing by.





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Alternanthera hassleriana, Hassler's Alternanthera, Neptune's Crown

Alternanthera hassleriana

Hassler's Alternanthera, Neptune's Crown
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticWhite/off-white flowers

A water plant that will float across the water surface. The internodes of Alternanthera aquatica are filled with air, as adaptation to its life as a floating plant, and look "bloated". Dainty white flowers.



Alternanthera hassleriana, Hassler's Alternanthera, Neptune's Crown
Alternanthera hassleriana, Hassler's Alternanthera, Neptune's Crown
Alternanthera hassleriana, Hassler's Alternanthera, Neptune's Crown


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Alternanthera Snow Ball, Alternanthera Snow Ball

Alternanthera Snow Ball

Alternanthera Snow Ball
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: West Indies
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Unusual variegated white leaves. Takes both sun or shade, perfect accent plant that attracts attention of everyone passing by.



Alternanthera Snow Ball, Alternanthera Snow Ball


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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

Alternanthera sp.

Bloodleaf
Family: Amaranthaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

While some of the better-known species are aquatic plants, most are terrestrial. They take many forms, from prostrate to erect to floating.

The flowers of this plant are very insignificant, bearing small bracts on a single stalk. These are best cut off, to allow the plant to concentrate on it's foliage. An attractive border plant or groundcover. About 10cm high, 1m spread.

Although Alternanthera can usually only be found during the warmer months in nurseries, it can be grown all year round. Grows best in full sun and in good soil this plant will respond handsomely. Fertilizing should be done with a water soluble variety so as not to burn the foliage. Can be clipped occassionally to form a neat low edging.

Propagation can be done by dividing larger plants during the cooler months of the year.

Species and varieties:

Alternanthera brasiliana

Alternanthera dentata Ruby

Alternanthera ficoidea

Alternanthera hassleriana

Alternanthera reinecki -aquarium plant

Alternanthera sessilis -aquarium plant

Alternanthera Snow Ball





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Amaranthus sp., Amaranth

Amaranthus sp.

Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRed/crimson/vinous flowersEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Approximately 60 species are recognized, with inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple and red to gold.

The genus also contains several well-known ornamental plants, such as Amaranthus caudatus, a native of India and a vigorous, hardy annual with dark purplish flowers crowded in handsome drooping spikes.

Amaranthus cruentus is a tall annual herb topped with clusters of dark pink flowers. Many parts of the plants, including the leaves and seeds, are edible, and are frequently used as a source of food in India and South America. It is believed to have originated from Amaranthus hybridus, with which it shares many morphological features. Ancient amaranth grains still used to this day include the three species, Amaranthus caudatus, Amaranthus cruentus, and Amaranthus hypochondriacus.

Species and varieties:

Amaranthus caudatus (Pendant Amaranth, Tassel Flower)

Amaranthus cruentus (Red amaranth, Mexican Grain Amaranth)

Amaranthus mangostanus (Amaranth Edible Red)

Amaranthus tricolor





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Amaranthus tricolor, Joseph's coat, Fountain plant

Amaranthus tricolor

Joseph's coat, Fountain plant
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa and Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunOrnamental foliage

Tolerates heat, drought and poor soil; subject to root rot if kept too moist; over fertilization may cause dulling of foliage color.





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Beta vulgaris var. cicla, Chard, Bright Lights

Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Chard, Bright Lights
Family: Amaranthaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Chard has shiny, green, ribbed leaves, with stems that range from white to yellow to red, depending on the cultivar.





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Celosia argentea, Cockscomb, Feathered Amaranth, Woolflower, Red Fox
Celosia argentea Plumosa

Celosia argentea

Cockscomb, Feathered Amaranth, Woolflower, Red Fox
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: Americas, Africa, or Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

The native celosia are a medium green color with silvery white flowers that appear during the summer months. Through culivation two specific cultivars of this plants are now found. The first cultivar is the Plumosa group which is characterized by its plume like flower stalk which comes in a wide range of hot colors including yellow, crimson, and orange. The other group is the Cristata group which is characterized by it wavy crest of fused flowers stalks which comes in a multitude of colors. The Spicata Group (often classified as a distinct species, Celosia spicata) includes cultivars with slender, cylindrical pink or rose flowerheads which have a metallic sheen because the individual flowers are silvery-white at their bases. Celosias thrive in hot, humid weather. The celosias require constant moisture, but a well drained soil. Water before the soil dries out. The flowerheads of the Plumosa and Spicata cultivars are beautiful in fresh flower arrangements.





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Celosia spicata , Amaranth Celosia
Celosia spicata Purpurea

Celosia spicata

Amaranth Celosia
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: Tropical Americas, Africa, or Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Celosia spicata includes cultivars with slender, cylindrical pink or rose flowerheads which have a metallic sheen because the individual flowers are silvery-white at their bases. Celosia is an annual that is easily grown from seed. The dried flowerheads are excellent in dried arrangements where they retain their color and don't disintegrate all over the place.





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Celosia spicata - seeds

Amaranth Celosia. Celosia is an annual that is easily grown from seed. The dried flowerheads are excellent in dried arrangements where they retain their color and don't disintegrate all over the place.
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