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Foliage plant ID?

Posted by roselee z8 SW Texas (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 11, 11 at 18:28

On separate visits Shirley and I both noticed this interesting foliage on a plant at the Japanese Gardens in San Antonio.

Can anyone identify it?


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RE: Foliage plant ID?

I can't identify it, Roselee, but I want one.......LOL> That is very pretty.


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RE: Foliage plant ID?

Acalypha wilkesiana forma circinata

Name that plant! forum got it quickly. It's a tropical.

Here is a link that might be useful: Name that plant


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Thanks Shirley! Looks like it may be too tender for us other than as a hot house plant. It probably grows well at the 'Japanese Tea Gardens', which at one time was called 'The Sunken Gardens', because the rocks on all sides hold the heat.


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Really, really pretty. I had only seen "copper plants" in the orange/gold colors until I saw this variety at a local nursery a few years ago and was very tempted to buy one, but didn't want another tender plant to bring indoors over the winter.
Molly


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It's certainly very pretty. I'm with Molly, no more plants that need protection!


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I have this one- the copper plant, I am going to try it in the ground- however I am south of SA and sometimes a 9 here microclimate wise


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