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Acalypha wilkesiana

Common Name(s):
Cooperleaf
Cultivar(s):
Margarita, Blackie, Tricolor
Categories:
Annuals, Shrubs
Comment:

Fast-growing evergreen shrub with 4 to 8 inch heart shaped leaves that come in a variety of mottled color combinations of green, purple, yellow, orange, copper, crimson, pink, or white.  Great accent in containers.

Season:
Summer
Light:
Sun
Color:
8 inch spike of small red flowers
Height:
3-4 ft.
Space:
3 ft.
Foliage:
Striking copper-green leaves splashed with red and cream.
Tags:
pink, container plant, yellow, purple, green, orange, crimson, copper, white, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 4

Acalypha wilkesiana Acalypha wilkesiana
Photo by Ahmad Fuad Morad, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Acalypha wilkesiana Acalypha wilkesiana
Photo by Dinesh Valke, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Acalypha wilkesiana Acalypha wilkesiana
Photo by Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Acalypha wilkesiana Acalypha wilkesiana flower
Forest and Kim Starr
Acalypha wilkesiana Acalypha wilkesiana
Forest and Kim Starr