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Acanthus Mollis

Botanical Name:

Acanthus mollis

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Herbaceous Perennial

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

2-inch tubular flowers are surrounded by green or purplish spiny bracts and occur on a 1-2 foot spike. The flower is 2-lipped with the upper being purple and forming a hood over the lower 3-lobed lip which is white with purple or rose-colored veins. Blooms May to July.

Fruit

Green oval capsules

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Acanthus - Bear's Breeches

Genus

Acanthus

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