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Acalypha hispaniolae, Acalypha pendula, Strawberry Firetails, Dwarf Cat Tails, Kitten's Tail, Trailing Acalypha, Firetail Chenille Plant

Acalypha hispaniolae, Acalypha pendula

Strawberry Firetails, Dwarf Cat Tails, Kitten's Tail, Trailing Acalypha, Firetail Chenille Plant
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Haiti and Dominican Republic
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Dwarf Chenille Plant gets its common name from the fuzzy plumes of tiny, foxtail-shaped bright red flowers that trail above a thick mound of small, serrated leaves. Given enough light, this plant blooms nearly year-round! The blossoms that begin as wispy buttons and elongate into fuzzy cones. At maturity, they become 3-4" long streamers.

A spectacular plant for a hanging basket, container or ground cover, it is heat tolerant, great for both hot Southern landscapes or as an easy houseplant, providing bright light.

Place this unusual house plant on a pedestal stand or pot it in a hanging basket to show off those eye-catching fuzzy blooms.

This is a dwarf plant that stays small and doesn't need pruning. It's naturally bushy, so you don't have to pinch its growing tips to get it to branch out.

A favorite with children, and cats too!





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Acalypha hispida, Cat Tail, Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cattail, Foxtail, Red Hot Poker

Acalypha hispida

Cat Tail, Chenille Plant, Red Hot Cattail, Foxtail, Red Hot Poker
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: East Indies
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This plant needs a humid environment, and frequent watering during the summer growing season. A. hispida has plain, green leaves, but compensates by producing masses of long, bright red inflorescences that hang down and give rise to its popular name of "Cat's Tails". The brightly colored pendulous tassels are extremely showy. Acalypha species require full sun, well-drained soil, and careful pruning to prevent them from becoming leggy. .





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Acalypha hispida - Cat tail, Chenille plant

Cat tail, Chenille plant - very popular everbloomer...  more

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Acalypha hispida Alba - White Cat Tail

Extremely rare cultivar of Cat Tail with white flowers....  more

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Acer japonicum, Amur maple, Downy Japanese maple, Fullmoon maple
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Acer japonicum

Amur maple, Downy Japanese maple, Fullmoon maple
Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: Japan
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Acer japonicum is a small deciduous tree growing to 5-10 m (rarely 15 m) tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm in diameter. In cultivation, it is often only a shrubby tree with multiple trunks joining at ground-level. In autumn, the leaves turn bright orange to dark red.





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Achillea sp., Yarrow, Thousand-leaf, Milfoil, Sneezewort, Soldier's Friend
Achillea ageratifolia

Achillea sp.

Yarrow, Thousand-leaf, Milfoil, Sneezewort, Soldier's Friend
Family: Asteraceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Common Yarrow is a drought tolerant species of which there are several different ornamental cultivars.

The herb is purported to be a diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic. Yarrows are well suited to the wildflower garden. The soft, lacy foliage makes an interesting and beautiful groundcover. The flowerheads are used in arrangements, fresh and dried.





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Achimenes sp., Cupid's Bower, Hot Water Plant, Monkey-Faced Pansy, Magic Flower, Orchid Pansy

Achimenes sp.

Cupid's Bower, Hot Water Plant, Monkey-Faced Pansy, Magic Flower, Orchid Pansy
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Achimenes species and hybrids are commonly grown as greenhouse plants, or outdoors as bedding plants in subtropical regions. The species have been extensively hybridized, with many of the hybrids involving the large-flowered species A. grandiflora and A. longiflora. Many of the species and their hybrids have large, brightly colored flowers and are cultivated as ornamental greenhouse and bedding plants.





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