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Care Of Alternanthera Joseph’s Coat: How To Grow Alternanthera Plants
By Jackie Carroll
Joseph's coat plants (Alternanthera) are popular for their colorful foliage. These frost-tender perennials are grown as annuals and make fine specimens in the garden. Learn more in this article.
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How to Grow Ferns
Know what to expect when planting ferns in your yard. Different varieties of ferns can reach different sizes and are hardy in different zones, so read the tag before bringing a fern home.
Hardiness: Zones 2–10, depending on the species.
Height: Depending on species, ferns can range from only 8 inches to 6 feet tall.
Transplanting: The optimal time to transplant ferns is from late spring through the end of summer (but not during a drought).
Problems: Ferns are wonderfully trouble-free. They rarely succumb to diseases and are deer-resistant.