Alternanthera ficoidea 'Red Threads'


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Rich black cherry color in fine needle-like leaves that contrast and fill in between other plants in a container or in the garden! They make a wonderful edging for silver-leaved, or pink-flowered plants in the garden, too.


6-8 in


12-24 in

Alternanthera Growing and Maintenance Tips

Don't be afraid to trim this plant if it overtakes other plants in a container. 

Alternanthera ficoidea 'Red Threads' Characteristics


  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Ground Cover
  • Border
  • Container

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average