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Container: 0,7 litre pot
Flowering period: autumn flowers
Hardiness zone: zone 7-10
Height: 70 to 100cm
Plant spacing: 70 cm
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 value:||attractive foliage, focus plant|
|Garden style:||cottage garden|
|Position:||edge of the path, front of the border|