Seasonal Color Growers

Providing quality annuals and perennials for landscape professionals since 1999

Alternanthera

Brazilian Red Hots

A well branched foliage plant with brightly colored burgundy leaves that have splashes of hot pink. Very heat tolerant. Gives vibrant eye-catching color all summer long.

Late in the summer, this is one of those plants that really shines and you will want to hold on to the last minute before you pull it out for fall plantings.
Brazilian Red Hots
  • Planting & Care

Size & Spacing

  • Bed Spacing: 12-15"
  • Mature Width: 18-24"
  • Mature Height: 24-36"

Planting Type

  • Containers
  • Mid
  • Accent

Seasons

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

Type

  • Annual

Sun/Shade

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Water Requirements

  • Normal
  • Low *

Fertilizer

  • Average

Tolerant to

  • Heat

Resistant to

  • Deer

Care & Maintenance:
Low maintenance.

* Low Water Requirement:
After this plant is well established, it has a lower than average water requirement. A good layer of mulch will also help reduce water needs.

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