Acanthus 'Tasmanian Angel'Acanthus 'Tasmanian Angel'

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
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 36" / 36" / 48"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July
Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pink
Leaf Color Green, White
Soil Tolerant of most soils but prefers it deep, fertile, moist, and well-drained.
pH 5.5 - 7.0
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant
Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Moderate
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.
Finish Time to 4" 10 weeks (will grow better and faster with bottom heat).
Comments Plants often emerge in spring with white leaves.
Grower 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).
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