Oak Leaf Acanthus
Acanthus mollis 'Oak Leaf'
Pronunciation: a-KANTH-us MAW-liss
|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.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide, or wider.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.