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James Burghardt

(Calico Plant, Joyweed, Royal Tapestry Joyweed)

The mounding, spreading, tender perennial joyweed, 'Royal Tapestry', has fine, richly hued foliage and super heat tolerance. Its small, lance-shaped leaves are borne on burgundy stems and may be red, copper, purple or burgundy, depending on the season and sun and heat exposure. Throughout the year, it produces clover-like clusters of small, white flowers, but these are insignificant and offer little interest when compared to the attractive foliage.

For best foliar color, plant Brazilian...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Calico Plant, Christmas Clover, Joyweed)

Christmas Clover joyweed is a tender perennial from the West Indies and Brazil grown for it deep maroon foliage and heat tolerance. The leaves are lance to oval shaped with toothed margins. The insignificant flowers are white, without petals, grouped together and look like clover.

Joyweed is frost sensitive and grown as a perennial only in very warm areas. Grow it as an annual, houseplant or greenhouse specimen in cooler climates. Plant in full sun, bright light and heat improve the color intensity...

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James H. Schutte

(Thread Alternanthera)

A native of Mexico and South America, joyweed is an evergreen tender perennial commonly grown for its colorful leaves as a bedding or container plant. Its fine to medium textured narrow, glossy leaves may be bright green, pink, bronze or burgundy-red, depending on the cultivar. Flowering occurs in fall and is insignificant. Two popular selections include 'Red Threads', which has fine, burgundy-red leaves, and the colorful variegated variety 'Party Time', which has leaves marked with green, cream...

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Yoder Brothers

(Partytime Alternanthera, Thread Alternanthera)

The colorful foliage of ‘Party Time’ is especially eye catching. Its green, wavy leaves have hot pink streaks and blotches. Some leaves are entirely pink and others entirely green. It is a lovely garden compliment to colorful tropicals or more subdued bedding plants.

Joseph’s Coat is a low-growing tropical perennial valued for its bushy habit and glossy, colorful leaves. It is native from Mexico to Argentina where it naturally inhabits open forests with ample precipitation. The variable leaves...

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James Burghardt

(Snowball Alternanthera, Thread Alternanthera)

The cultivar ‘Snowball’ is especially eye-catching Joseph’s Coat. The gray-green leaves have highly varied markings in white, ranging from streaks and broad blotches to half a leaf. Some leaves are entirely white or entirely green.

Joseph’s Coat is a low-growing tropical perennial valued for its bushy habit and glossy, colorful leaves. It is used in containers as a contrast or accent plant or grown in the garden during warm months as a groundcover or edging plant. The white flowers are small...

(Flaxleaf Pimpernel, Sunrise Pimpernel)

Sunrise flaxleaf pimpernel is a low-growing, often short-lived branching perennial that originates from the Mediterranean. In summer it produces a pretty display of dainty scarlet, saucer-shaped flowers against a backdrop of soft, gray-green foliage.

Moderately drought tolerant, flaxleaf pimpernel requires full sun and average garden soil with good drainage. Its compact, spreading habit makes it a great choice for container edges, rock gardens or border edges. In colder climates it may be grown...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Pineapple)

These terrestrial, evergreen perennials from South America are grown for their handsome foliage, striking flowers, and edible fruits. Ananas comprises some 8 species including the pineapple, A. comosus. Plants form basal rosettes of tall, sword-shaped, saw-toothed leaves which give rise in summer to stout erect flower stems. Borne in a terminal spike, the three-petaled, red or blue flowers have prominent, often colorful basal bracts. Pulpy fruits follow the blooms, merging...

(Red Pineapple)

Closely related to the commercial pineapple, red pineapple is an evergreen, terrestrial perennial from southeastern Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. Plants form rosettes of erect, sword-shaped, olive-green leaves that blush red in full sun. Rosettes produce offsets at the base and between the leaves. When mature (about 18 months after propagation), the central rosette gives rise to a tall stout stem bearing an oval cluster of lavender flowers with large prickly red bracts. A plume of stiff...

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Jessie Keith

(Variegated Red Pineapple)

Closely related to the commercial pineapple, red pineapple is an evergreen, terrestrial perennial from southeastern Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. Plants form rosettes of erect, sword-shaped, olive-green leaves that blush red in full sun. Rosettes produce offsets at the base and between the leaves. When mature (about 18 months after propagation), the central rosette gives rise to a tall stout stem bearing an oval cluster of lavender flowers with large prickly red bracts. A plume of stiff...

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James Burghardt

(Tricolor Red Pineapple, Variegated Ornamental Pineapple)

Closely related to the commercial pineapple, red pineapple is an evergreen, terrestrial perennial from southeastern Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. The cultivar 'Tricolor' (also known as 'Striatus') has rosettes of erect, sword-shaped, olive-green leaves with creamy margins and red spines. The rosettes produce offsets at the base and between the leaves. When mature (about 18 months after propagation), the central rosette gives rise to a tall stout stem bearing an oval cluster of lavender...