Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' 

Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold'

1576

£ 5,49 tax incl.


Availability : Available

Container: 0,7 litre pot

Flowering period: autumn flowers

Hardiness zone: zone 7-10

Height: 70 to 100cm

Plant spacing: 70 cm

Description:

The Acanthus mollis species is native to the Mediterranean basin and its leaves are models for the motifs that adorn the pediments of Greek temples. Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' is a recent variety produced in New Zealand.

Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' is very hardy (-15°C) and forms a compact clump of 80 cm in diameter. In the springtime its inimitable foliage is the colour of fresh butter.

The foliage, together with the well-known acanthus flower, makes this a focus plant, to be planted either on its own or at the edge of a bed or on a partially shaded patio.

Plant association: Alchemilla mollis, Aquilegia 'Green Apple', Heuchera 'Citronnelle', Heucherella 'Solar Power', Peucedanum, Tolmiea menziesii 'Taff's Gold'...

Grow in partial shade or away from direct sunlight in a humus-rich, cool and well-drained soil. It enjoys organic mulch in the autumn!

Cultivation and Propagation
Soil type:good garden soil, humus rich
Culture advice:Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost
Aspect:shade, partial shade
Special maintenance:Prune the plant at the end of autumn
Multiplication Tips:Root cuttings
Garden tips:
Garden value:attractive foliage, focus plant
Garden style:cottage garden
Landscape interest:mixed-border
Position:edge of the path, front of the border
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