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Acalypha monostachya Cav.
Synonyms: Acalypha hederacea
USDA Symbol: ACMO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb
, Subshrub Size Notes:
18 inches high to 3 feet wide. Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct , Nov
TX Native Distribution:
South to central Texas west into the Big Bend of the Trans-Pecos of Texas; northern Mexico. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Well draining soil.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Used as groundcover for xeric landscapes or in a dry rockgarden.
Interesting Foliage: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Maintenance: Cut back in winter.
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Record Modified: 2008-07-13