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Acalypha wilkesiana 'Raggedy Ann'


Acalypha wilkesiana 'Raggedy Ann'  (Acalypha wilkesiana 'Raggedy Ann')

This Acalypha is growing at the San Diego Zoo. This is an Australian cultivar. Photo taken Oct. 12, 2009.



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Wow, is it always this colour and is it herbaceous?

15 Oct, 2009

 

Bornagain:

Yes, it is always this color...and it is an evergreen shrub to 10 - 12 feet / 3.1 - 3.7 meters tall.

15 Oct, 2009

 

A brilliant colour. And evergreen too! Fantastic!

15 Oct, 2009

 

It is glorious can we grow them over here ?

15 Oct, 2009

 

Doubt it. It looks a bit exotic. I'll have a look in my plant encyclopedia!

15 Oct, 2009

 

Mushybanna:

Acalypha species/varieties are extremely tropical. They are native to the Pacific South Sea Islands. They can be planted as annuals though...if you can find them for sale.

15 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Delonix. Saved me looking it up! It's a fantastic looking plant!

16 Oct, 2009

 

Paulthegardener:

You're welcome!

These shrubs are pretty widely grown here because of their
beautiful leaves and drought tolerance. I have a large Acalypha macrophylla in my backyard. It has huge variegated leaves. I've posted a photo a few days ago.

16 Oct, 2009

 

I shall go look now.

17 Oct, 2009

 

Paulthegardener:

I may add another photo of my Acalypha soon.

17 Oct, 2009

 

What a cool string type! Hope you snipped a twig to propagate it at home!

17 Oct, 2009

 

Yes, it is.

No, I didn't snip a twig...they are pretty commonly
available for sale here.

18 Oct, 2009

 

Mushybanna:

I've just read that Acalypha species and their cultivars are hardy down to 40 degrees / 4.5 degrees for short periods...hope that helps you.

18 Oct, 2009



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