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Acanthus Morning Candle

Morning Candle Perennial Bear's Breech

Item #: 8933

Zones: 6a to 8b, at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

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

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Acanthus 'Morning Candle' is a splendid new free-flowering selection of bear's breech from Holland's Dirk de Winter of New Generation Plants that is reportedly a hybrid of Acanthus spinosus and Acanthus mollis. Unfortunately, most growers wouldn't know true Acanthus spinosus if it stuck 'em in the rear. We think this is more likely an Acanthus hungaricus x Acanthus mollis hybrid. For us, the 3' wide clump of deeply-scalloped green leaves has performed extremely well despite several weeks above 100 degrees F. The compact deer-resistant clumps are topped, starting in early May (NC), with up to a dozen 4'+ tall flower spikes of purple and white hooded flowers...very nice! We've found Acanthus 'Morning Candle' to still be free-flowering, despite all the recent EU austerity measures.

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