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Today's bloom is Acalypha Species (Acalypha hispida)

Bloom of the Day for June 28th, 2010:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Red

Bloom time of year: Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m), 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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pixie62560 wrote:
What a beautiful specimen!!

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Excellent shot, Stacey! I wish I had a pot just like that and the plant too... :-)

Floridian wrote:
Ha! And all the gardeners at Busch Gardens to help take care of it?? If memory serves me, and that's not often these days, this pot was on top of a fountain in Busch Gardens Tampa. It was stunning and huge! Thanks! Stacey

Calif_Sue wrote:
Just fabulous, the plant and the photo of it!