Oak Leaf Acanthus

Acanthus mollis 'Oak Leaf'

Item 0040


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USDA Zone:
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun to Partial shade
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Eye-catching structural element for partially shaded borders or background plantings. Grow for the large, lustrous, oak leaf-shaped foliage alone or enjoy the tall spires of lilac-tinged white flowers. Very tolerant of dry shade conditions when established. An herbaceous perennial.

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Average Size at Maturity
Quickly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide, or wider.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Acanthus mollis 'Oak Leaf'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Tropical
Design Ideas: Plant alongside paths where its dramatic, tropical looking leaves can be seen up close. For relief from the garden's many small, busy green leaves, or as a backdrop to brightly colored perennials and low-flowering shrubs, this Acanthus is unequaled.

Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. Spreads by creeping roots; use a root barrier to contain. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove old foliage as new growth appears in early spring. Clip flower stalks after bloom.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful, structural plant
by Nora, January 23, 2017

I love this plant! Even in tricky, dry-shade conditions it always looks healthy and fresh. For the first, two years it took needed some diligent watering to become established, but now it seems to be happy and healthy with no maintenance. The blooms are beautifully detailed, so I would recommend planning it where you can see them.

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