Purple Knight joyweed is a tender perennial from the West Indies and Brazil grown for it rich purple foliage and heat tolerance. The purple leaves are lance to oval shaped with toothed margins. The insignificant flowers are white, without petals, grouped together and look like clover. Purple Knight joyweed grows true to type when planted by seed.
Joyweed is frost sensitive and grown as a perennial only in very warm areas. Grow it as an annual, houseplant or greenhouse specimen in cooler climates. Plant in full sun, bright light and heat improve the color intensity of the foliage. The soil should be well-drained but moist, joyweed does not tolerant drying. Pinch or head back to maintain dense, spreading plants.
Joyweed is a great, tough plant for hot gardens and dramatic color in beds, borders and hanging baskets.
Information source: http://learn2grow.com/plants/alternanthera-dentata-purple-knight/
Good to sow till Jan 2010.
Genus - Alternanthera
Species - Dentata
Variety - Purple Knight
Common name - Calico Plant
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 10
Height - 0,40 - 0,50 m
Spread - 0,60 - 0,90 m
Plant type - Annual, perennial, indoor flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Loam, sand, well-drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical
Leaf / Flower color - Purple / --
Sow from mid-March under glass. Cover just lightly with soil.
Keep in light position away from direct sunlight.
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