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Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel'

Bear's Breeches
Zone: 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Minimum 20 inches, Maximum 3 feet
Width: Maximum 3 inches
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The first variegated acanthus, still very new and still exciting, the green leaves splashed with creamy white and later lined in white. And the flowers are PINK! To 2 ft tall by 3 ft wide. Evergreen to 20F in a protected spot; otherwise leafing out in spring. Part sun to shade in well-drained soil. As with many acanthus, somewhat drought tolerant once established. Root hardy in USDA zone 7.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

This gem, found in Tasmania, offers striking, bold leaves with white margins and mottling. It forms a large clump with 3' to 4' tall ornamental flower stalks of pink and cream in late summer. A. mollis is tolerant of most soils but thrives in deep, fertile, moist, and well-drained conditions.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

What a find! The large scalloped leaves of this amazing clumper (to 3') are beautifully edged with creamy-gold fading to white ; green; later 4-5' stalks of creamy-pink fox-glove-like flowers appear! PSh/Med-GdDrain

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

Huge glossy dark green leaves with white margins and mottling create a mound with white and purple flower spikes up to 3 ft tall, blooms Jun-Aug. Part shade to shade. Long flowering period.

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