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Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel'
Tasmanian Angel Bear's Breech
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Item #: 7399
Zones: 6b to 8b, guessing
Height: 20" tall
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.
Flower Color: Multicolor , Purple/Lavender , White/Cream
Leaf Color: Variegated , White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall , White Garden
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Plants Named After Animals , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Colored Foliage , Patterned Foliage