SOLVED: Nobody here knows what this is.

Trafford, PA

Grew this from seed from a wild flower nursery. Plant is huge with draping chenille like blooms.

Thumbnail by slnem
Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

Chenille plant (Acalypha hispida)

Trafford, PA

thank you.... appropriate name

Charleston, SC

I wonder if it's actually Amaranthus caudatus - Love Lies Bleeding
The flowers don't seem as smooth as those of Chenille Plant. Hard to tell for sure in the picture. Regardless, beautiful plant!

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

Quote from bobthescgardene :
I wonder if it's actually Amaranthus caudatus - Love Lies Bleeding
The flowers don't seem as smooth as those of Chenille Plant. Hard to tell for sure in the picture. Regardless, beautiful plant!


I think you may be right, especially as the OP says it was grown from seed. A close-up of the flowers would help confirm the ID.

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