Plum Dandy Alternanthera (Alternanthera 'Plum Dandy')
all-ter-NAN-ther-ah 'Plum Dandy'

(usually grown as an annual near you)

Available May 10
Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 18 3.5" pots Greenhouse $60.48 Available for Pre-Order
5/2 - 5/5
Estimated Arrival May 10
Available May 17
Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 18 3.5" pots Greenhouse $60.48 Available for Pre-Order
5/2 - 5/5
Estimated Arrival May 17



This plant is probably not winter-hardy outdoors where you live.

Plant Data

Zones 10a - 11b (Usually hardy to 30° F)
Tags Annual in Chicago, Colorful Foliage, Deer Resistant, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Potentially Toxic, Rabbit Resistant, Spillers, Tender Perennial
Foliage Color

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Potential Substitutions
Strobilanthes dyerianus
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Pricing and Availability History

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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!

Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

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