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Acanthus ‘Tasmanian Angel’


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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. Grower Note: requires a good root stock before transplanting into the ground.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 8-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 36″ / 36″ / 48″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July

SKU: ACATASANG Categories: ,
Common Name Variegated bear's breeches
Family Acanthaceae
Genus Acanthus
species mollis
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green, White
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10
How Different? A variegated form of A. mollis.
Landscape Value Great bold accent in the shade garden, perennial border or areas that are difficult to grow in, as this is a tough plant. Flower stalks are good for cutting.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 36" / 36" / 48"
Soil (Garden) Tolerant of most soils, but prefers it deep, fertile, moist, and well-drained.
Water (Garden) Moderate
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant
Comments Plants often emerge in spring with white leaves.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings
EC 0.5 – 1.0
pH 5.5 – 7.0
Fertility Needs 75 – 100 ppm
Notes Plants may not show variegation at the time of shipment. It is a fleshy tuber with side roots which may fall apart during shipping, but plants should survive. Plants best transition to the ground with well established root systems (one gallon size).
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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