Botanical Name: Acalypha monostachya
Common Name: Raspberry Fuzzies?  
Plant photo of: Acalypha monostachya
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Water Saving Tip:

Water-wise plants can be beautiful as well as practical.

Ask at your local nursery for the types of plants that have minimal watering needs.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Pink, Red


Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Perennial groundcover grows to about 6" x 1'. Pink-red blossoms April through November. Very adaptable plant, can tolerate poor soils, full sun, heat, and moderate cold. Native to Texas and Northern Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 10 F.