Acalypha wilkesiana ‘Kona Gold’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Acalypha wilkesiana ‘Kona Gold’

Common Name: Kona Gold Copperleaf

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Origin: Hybrid

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 30"h x 36"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

Due to modern plant breeding and selection, the common names of some plants do not seem to make sense any more. Just like we now have white, yellow and orange flowering Purple Coneflowers, hybridization has also produced plants traditionally known as Copperleafs with beautiful gold and green foliage. Such is the case with Kona Gold Copperleaf. Very durable in extreme heat, its large leaves splashed bright green and gold really show up in the garden. This showy tropical foliage plant was much asked about in our garden during the crazy hot summer of 2011.