Acanthus 'Summer Beauty'

Also known as:

  • Summer Beauty Bear's Breech

Plant Type

perennial

Zones

6a-8b

Size

H:30"
W:6'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, dappled shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

white, purple

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

semi-evergreen

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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812 Quince St Florence, Oregon

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Scappoose, Oregon

Phone Number (503) 504-3812

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Scappoose, Oregon

Phone Number (503) 504-3812

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Heat tolerant likely mollis x spinosa

Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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(SUMMER BEAUTY BEAR’S BREECHES) Much more heat tolerant than the species, this rugged perennial expands on creeping rootstocks in places few would dare to grow! Clumps of large architectural lobed leaves to 2’ create 30” mounds in morning sun to full shade. Will compete with tree roots (where creeping will be inhibited)…most soils but not so happy in clay. Sculptural, erect summer flower spikes resemble giant cream snapdragons with purple bracts, best in bright light. Likes to be moist but drought tolerant; will go dormant early if dry. Deer resistant. USDA Z7

Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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We feel this import by Oregon's Chet Tompkins from a gardener in China is the finest acanthus on the market. Acanthus 'Summer Beauty' is a hybrid (probably Acanthus mollis x Acanthus spinosus) that grows well in our hot summers where Acanthus mollis fails miserably. The 4-6' wide clump of giant, glossy, dark green foliage is much more cutleaf than Acanthus mollis. In summer, the tropical-looking clumps are topped with 6' tall spikes of white flowers surrounded by wonderful purple calyces...absolutely superb, and soon to be an industry standard!

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