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Acanthus mollis 'Whitewater'
Common Name: Bear's Breeches Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

Acanthus mollis 'Whitewater'
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This vigorous, variegated Acanthus has striking, bold leaves with white margins and splashing. Makes a large clump with 4 to 5 foot tall ornamental flower stalks of pink and cream in summer. This was bred with A. 'Summer Beauty' for vigour, more hardiness, and heat and humidity tolerance. The result is a much stronger cultivar than 'Tasmanian Angel'. A mature clump of this would be downright stunning -- I think I'm starting to lust for this plant!.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Sheltered Mediterranean woodlands in deep moist soil.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem ColourPink 
Hardiness Zone7-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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