Alternanthera hybrid ‘Choco Chili’

This very heat tolerant dark purple foliage combines well with almost anything for summertime combination containers and baskets. The foliage is a nearly black-purple on top and a bright ruby on the bottom giving a multi-dimensional look. The vigorous upright, spreading habit arches over the edge of the containers and mingles well with other annuals. The plants are naturally compact with outstanding branching and will not require growth regulators in production. The plants are incredibly heat tolerant and will make fantastic garden plants in the south. Foliage color is darkest under full sun conditions.

Hardy to Zones: 9-11

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  • Heat and drought tolerant
  • Compact and tidy nature
  • Foliage holds color year-round



Flower Color: White
Foliage: Dark purple, magenta
Type: Annual
Habit: Mounding, shrubby
Height: 8-12″
Width: 12-18″
Flower Timing: Spring to fall
Heat Tolerance: Full sun to part shade
Patented: Brand Westhoff
Uses: Containers, landscape, hanging baskets, garden

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