Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel'

Also known as:

  • Tasmanian Angel Bear's Breech

Plant Type

perennial

Zones

6b-8b

Size

H:20"-3'
W:3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, dry in summer

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

pink

Foliage Color:

variegated

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

semi-evergreen

Tags

broadleaf
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Wow, a beautifully variegated Acanthus, the first of its kind. Classic leaves are splashed and then mostly outlined in pure white. a GOOD variegation that works, enhances the leaves, does not distract or look diseased. Nice job Tasman people. To 3' tall and as wide in several years. Evergreen in winter unless the temperature drops below 18 degrees, then it returns with warm weather. Permanent as all Acanthus are in our climate and appreciative of rich well drained soil in part shade. Flower spikes to 3' tall are SOFT PINK and gorgeous. Extreme summer drought causes plants to go deciduous. PROTECT from slugs and snails, leaves are too gorgeous to be marred. We REALLY like this plant.

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The leaves on this acanthus are mostly white so create a beautiful splash of the broad white and green foliage in the garden. The flowers and stems are white and pink.

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Williams, Oregon

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What a find! The large scalloped leaves of this amazing clumper (to 3') are beautifully edged with creamy-gold fading to white ; green; later 4-5' stalks of creamy-pink fox-glove-like flowers appear! PSh/Med-GdDrain

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Eugene, Oregon

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Huge glossy dark green leaves with white margins and mottling create a mound with white and purple flower spikes up to 3 ft tall, blooms Jun-Aug. Part shade to shade. Long flowering period.

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The first variegated acanthus, still very new and still exciting, the green leaves splashed with creamy white and later lined in white. And the flowers are PINK! To 2 ft tall by 3 ft wide. Evergreen to 20F in a protected spot; otherwise leafing out in spring. Part sun to shade in well-drained soil. As with many acanthus, somewhat drought tolerant once established. Root hardy in USDA zone 7.

Description by: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

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This gem, found in Tasmania, offers striking, bold leaves with white margins and mottling. It forms a large clump with 3' to 4' tall ornamental flower stalks of pink and cream in late summer. A. mollis is tolerant of most soils but thrives in deep, fertile, moist, and well-drained conditions.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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I spent years lusting after this breathtaking plant. 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.

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