Chenille Foxtail Hanging Basket

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This member of the spurge family is named for the French word for caterpillar, chenille, and will provide textural interest and crimson accents in your sunny flower garden and bouquets. The genus acalypha is one of the members of the Euphorbiaceae family, which is a treasure trove of ornamental plants for the flower gardener: think poinsettia, croton, and castor bean, among others.

  • Botanical name: Ascalypha hispida
  • Common name: Chenille flower, Monkey Tail, Red-Hot Cat Tail
  • Plant type: Evergreen plant; seasonal annual and/or houseplant
  • Mature size: 8 to 15 fifteen feet tall in tropical climates; in containers, two to three feet tall and one foot wide
  • Sun exposure: Full sun outdoors, indoors high levels of light
  • Soil type: Sand, clay, loam
  • Soil pH: 5 to 7.5
  • Bloom time: Spring
  • Flower color: Red
  • Hardiness zones: 9 to 10

Available in Premium 11" Traditional Hanging Basket.  Full sun to partial shade.