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Acalypha wilkesiana 'Inferno'

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Inferno' (Acalypha wilkesiana 'Inferno')

This Copper leaf shrub has grown a lot within one year. I originally posted it about a year when it was very small.
This is another Australian cultivar.
Photo taken Oct. 12, 2009.

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Well named ,it looks like it,s on fire....beautiful colour....

16 Oct, 2009


This one has glints of gold, doesn't it? Very nice leaf shape too. Great plant.

17 Oct, 2009



It has gold, bronze, orange, pink and red. Yes, I love!
I may have to buy one...I've seen it for sale for a good
price at my favorite nursery.

18 Oct, 2009


Hope you do: it will go with your roof tiles! Love your yard, by the way.

18 Oct, 2009



Thank you so much! I did buy the Acalypha wilkesiana 'Inferno' today at my favorite was marked down in price to only $4.00 for a gallon plant...I couldn't resist.
: > )

19 Oct, 2009



Sorry, I didn't respond to your comment earlier!

Thanks! When you see it in person it really does
look like it's on fire. : > )

19 Oct, 2009


Ihave "inferno" growing but mine is darker, in spring it has reddish tips and in morning light looks on fire.

20 Oct, 2009


Good! I look forward to the photos, & to what you combine it with. Know that things perform differently in CA than FL, but the cooler winter temps always brought darker colors to my copperleafs come Spring...then the new summer growth would lighten up again. We'll see, eh?

20 Oct, 2009



The one I just purchased has much darker leaves also.
I know it's an Australian cultivar...does it grow very
tall for you?


I've never noticed a difference in color from winter to summer...
however, I'm going to have be more observant. I'll let you know.

20 Oct, 2009


Ill put a post on of mine which is comming up 2years ols and is about1 1/2 meters .

25 Oct, 2009



I look forward to seeing it.

I know most species or varieties of Acalypha
grow very quickly...some grow more than 6 feet/
2 meters during one year.

26 Oct, 2009

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