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Alternanthera 'Red Carpet'

Photo courtesy of Dummen Orange.

Joseph's Coat

Alternanthera Joseph’s Coat Red is a slender leaved perennial with shades of burgundy. Alternanthera, commonly referred to as Joseph’s Coat or Joyweed, is a greenery favorite. The upright growth habit, heat tolerance and vivid colors make this a great choice for landscape, baskets and mixed containers! Its colors will come to life through early Spring, Summer and Fall, right up until the first frost. This is a great annual for early Spring through Fall with vibrant colors to brighten up any container or landscape.


18-24 Inches



24-36 Inches

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

Alternanthera prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade, with full sun bringing out the richest colors. It will mature to about 18-24” tall and about 24-36” wide. It grows best in moist, well drained soil. 



Interesting Notes

Looks great in containers, beds, along borders and in mass plantings.

Adds rich color to any mixed plantings


USDA Hardiness Zone 8-11

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Characteristics & Attributes

Mass Planting
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Ground Cover
Purchase Size(s):
1801 (4")
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Soil Moisture Preference
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