Acanthus 'Whitewater' PP #23,342
|Description||This truly striking new introduction is the perfect way to brighten a shady garden. Tall pink flower stalks hold ghostly white flowers that blush as they age above big, deeply lobed leaves sprayed with white. Perfect under the canopies of trees. Flower stalks are good for cutting. A bold and unique accent plant. Evergreen in mild-winter climates.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide, flowers reach 4 ft.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Accent|
|Design Ideas||Plant alongside paths where its dramatic, tropical looking leaves can be seen up close, or set back in a woodland garden to brighten a gloomy spot. No matter where you put this Acanthus, it won't be overlooked! Use it to add contrast against plants with fine texture or dark foliage. Is particularly dramatic in front of plants with red or purple leaves.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakenochloa); Bugleweed (Ajuga)|
|Care||Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. 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.|
|Lore||In the 5th century BCE, Greek sculptor Callimachus was inspired by the leaf shape of an Acanthus plant when he created the crown of the Corinthian column, which has since been used extensively in Greco-Roman architecture.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10
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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.