Annual – Sun
Acalypha wilkesiana ah-ca-LEE-fa wilk-see-AN-ah
Ht. 24”-36” Spread 24”-36” Spacing 18”
HABIT: Fast growing tropical shrub that works like an annual for us. Flowers are insignificant. Colorful foliage all summer. Dies at frost Native to the Pacific Islands.
CULTURE: Best in full sun, prepared beds, good drainage and ample water and fertilizer.
USES: Background for other bedding plants.
PROBLEMS: Extensive root system often competes with other bedding plants.