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Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel'

Tasmanian Angel Bear's Breech

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Item #: 7399

Zones: 6b to 8b, guessing

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Southwest Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

I spent years lusting after the breathtaking variegated Acanthus 'Tasmanian Angel', so finally, not only do we have it, but we have enough to share. This unusual selection of the European Acanthus mollis comes via a gardener in Tasmania. The bold-textured, dark green leaves with deeply scalloped edges are highlighted by an irregular border that emerges creamy gold, then changes to white as the leaves mature. The older leaves eventually lose most of the coloration. When the 3' wide deer-resistant clumps mature, they are topped with 5' tall spikes of true pink flowers...simply stunning! Acanthus 'Tasmanian Angel' must have some sun to survive...also a rich, moist soil is preferred. Bear's breech is an evergreen perennial at the southern end of its range.