Answer: The problem with common names is that they are often regional and mean different things to different people. However, I believe the plant is Acalypha wilkesiana (sometimes called Acalypha tricolor). The leaves of this plant grow to 8" long, in color combinations including bronzy green mottled with red and purple; red with crimson and bronze; and green edged with crimson and stippled with orange and red. Color variations can occur, depending upon sun exposure. In a warm, sheltered spot it can grow as a shrub to 6' or taller and nearly as wide. Hope this is the plant you're looking for!
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