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Oak Leaf Acanthus

Acanthus mollis 'Oak Leaf'

Pronunciation: a-KANTH-us MAW-liss
SKU #00040

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Description Eye-catching structural element for partially shaded borders or background plantings. Grow for the large, lustrous, oak leaf-shaped foliage alone or enjoy the tall spires of lilac-tinged white flowers. Very tolerant of dry shade conditions when established. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide, or wider.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border
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 Color White
Foliage Color Green
Care 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.

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