Acalypha pendula

Also known as:

  • Acalypha repens 'Firetail'
  • Acalypha pendula 'Firetail'
  • Acalypha chamaedrifolia
  • Trailing Red Cattail
  • Chenille Plant
  • Dwarf Chenille
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Plant Type

perennial, groundcover

Zones

8b-11

Size

H:8"-12"
W:2'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Special Situation:

humidity tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

red

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

spring, summer, fall, winter

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Milton, Delaware

Logee's Plants for Home & Garden

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141 North Street Danielson, Connecticut

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Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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Premier Landscaping & Yard Care

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812 Quince St Florence, Oregon

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Logee's Plants for Home & Garden

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141 North Street Danielson, Connecticut

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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141 North Street Danielson, Connecticut

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Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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This marvelous native of Cuba ("Coober" to us Southerners) has long been prized for containers and hanging baskets, but no one ever tried it for winter hardiness. Imagine our surprise when in the mid '80s it survived 0 °F. Since then, it's been one of our favorite summer flowering perennials. The 8" tall x 2' wide clumps of small, fuzzy green leaves are adorned all summer with 5-7" long, trailing, fuzzy red cattails. If you can't afford to buy one, stir a can of red paint with your cat's tail for the same effect, but watch the claws. If you're in the North, it's still great for hanging baskets and summer containers...simply delightful!

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Danielson, Connecticut

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A favorite with children, this stunning, trailing Chenille Plant has blossoms that begin as wispy buttons and elongate into fuzzy cones. At maturity, they become 3-4" long streamers.

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(Acalypha repens) a mounding cascading plant which produces long fuzzy red cattails...flowering all year...likes bright light to full sun...easy,pretty,and unique..

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Merryville, Louisiana

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Fuzzy crimson blooms are borne intermittently through the year. A trailing evergreen which is excellent for hanging baskets and mixed container gardens with foliage and blooms spilling over the edges.

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Great for hanging baskets, this is the popular "chenille plant" with fuzzy rose red catkins that droop from pendulous stems year round. Also a good choice for spilling out of window boxes.

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