Oak Leaf Acanthus
Acanthus mollis 'Oak Leaf'
Filtered sun, Partial shade
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-KANTH-us MAW-liss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide, or wider.|
|Design Ideas||Plant alongside paths where its dramatic, tropical looking leaves can be seen up close. For relief from the garden's many small, busy green leaves, or as a backdrop to brightly colored perennials and low-flowering shrubs, this Acanthus is unequaled.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Dry Shade|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Easy Care Plant|
Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. Spreads by creeping roots; use a root barrier to contain. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove old foliage as new growth appears in early spring. Clip flower stalks after bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 11