Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata 'LRU30' PBR

Little Ruby™ - Compact Alternanthera with stunning deep burgundy foliage

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata 'LRU30' PBR

Emporium/Hotties Range


Plant Description: This Alternanthera has a compact spreading habit, beautiful deep burgundy foliage and is a real stand out plant in any garden.

Height & Width: 30-40cm high x 60-90cm wide.

Foliage: Stunning deep burgundy foliage.

Flowers: White flowers in spring.

Uses: Small garden hedges (also as a ground cover, in containers and as a border plant).

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Heat tolerant, and loves humidity. Can tolerate light frost, but will need to be planted in a sheltered position to protect it from heavy frosts.

Soil Type: Requires well drained moist soils.

Best Planting Time: September to April.

Planting Density: 2-3 plants per linear metre (3-5 plants per m²).

Where it thrives: All frost free and light to moderate frost regions for all states including NT.


  • VIC, SA, WA and Southern NSW - Prune early March.
  • Sydney and Central NSW - Prune late March.
  • Northern NSW, QLD and NT - Prune early April.
  • In frost affected areas, if leaf burn occurs over winter, prune affected foliage at the beginning of spring.


Establishment & Extra Care: 

  • Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
  • Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
  • Provide adequate water as required, keep moist in dry weather.
  • Protect from heavy frosts.
  • Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.
  • In frost affected areas fertilise at the following times:
  • VIC, SA, WA and Southern NSW - Fertilise early March.
  • Sydney and Central NSW - Fertilise late March.
  • Northern NSW, QLD and NT - Fertilise early April.


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