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

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

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

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Alternanthera dentata 'Ruby'
Alternanthera dentata, Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf

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Alternanthera dentata 'Ruby'
Alternanthera dentata, Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf

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Alternanthera dentata 'Ruby'
Alternanthera dentata, Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf

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Alternanthera dentata 'Ruby'
Alternanthera dentata, Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf

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Alternanthera dentata 'Ruby'
Alternanthera dentata, Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf

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Alternanthera dentata 'Ruby'
Alternanthera dentata, Joseph's Coat, Calico plant, Copperleaf, Bloodleaf, Joyweed, Parrot leaf

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

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

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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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