A while back, I ordered a winter-blooming grab bag from the conservatory collection at Glasshouseworks.com. Among the plants I received, was this lovely Alternanthera Dentata Purple Knight, commonly known as Calico Plant or Joyweed. I’ve never grown this zone 10 perennial before and was unsure how winter might affect it; I’m keeping it in a container for now, but despite cooler than normal nights, it seems to be flourishing!
As you can see, the flowerbuds are progressing nicely. 🙂
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It’s very pretty!! I hope that the cold nights continue to not affect it because it is really flourishing beautifully! 🙂
Funny Practical Joker post, too. ; )
I hope it is a sturdy plant, who knows what kind of weather we will get this year.
Beautiful plant! I hope you will keep us up on how it progresses. I would love to see the full bloom 🙂
I’d heard of calico plant, but was otherwise unfamiliar with it. Very interesting, thank you!
Ooh, that is one gorgeous plant!
Lovely. I know it will blossom beautifully for you. You are truly gifted when it comes to plants. 🙂
You will show us what it looks like in full flower, right? Our houses in Illinois always had a protected area that seemed to approach a “warmer” zone than the state’s normal 5. Of course, a nasty winter storm could ruin that, but with a little protection, I had some success with slightly more sensitive plants. 🙂