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Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

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Evergreen architectural foliage plant, low growing, cold tolerant, flowers in summer. Suited to pots, borders and mass planting. Grows well in most parts of Australia.


Foliage image: Dinkum (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia CommonsCropped to size

Plant image: Tatters via Flickr Cropped to size

Close-up flower image: Michael Coghlan via Flickr cropped to size.

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Acanthus mollis - oyster plant, bear's britches
DESCRIPTION: Compact plant with large ruffled evergreen foliage. Tall purple and white flower spikes display through summer.
USE IN: Understory planting, borders and containers.
LOCATION: A full sun to partly shaded position, grows well in pots. Will flower more in full sun.Suited to most climates, prefers moderate water.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly during the first 12 weeks until the plant is established. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser yearly to ensure luscious growth. Remove spent flowers.
PLEASE NOTE: These plants are tube-stock plants, with the benefit of being a young plant they will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height with a pot size of 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.

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