Acalypha monostachya, round copperleaf

Category: Sun Perennials
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Texas, Mexico
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: variable, bright red to brown
Bloom Time: spring through fall
Height: 6 inches
Width: 3 ft
Exposure: full to part sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 10 F
Deer Tolerant: no
Description: The foliage of this highly variable species is sometimes coppery red-orange, sometimes more green. The male plants have flower spikes, while the female have bracts with wiry style arms. It forms a wonderful groundcover to about 6 inches max. Perfect for a rockery.