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Acanthus mollis (Oyster Plant)
Oyster Plant Acanthus mollis
Height 1.2m
Drought Tolerance Keep Watered During Hot Periods
Frost Tolerance Heavy Frost
Origin Exotic
Design Use Borders
Cut Flowers
Feature Tree
Flower Colour White
Climate Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Foliage Colour Dark Green Leaves
Width 0.6m
Flowering Period Late Spring
Sun Requirements Part Shade
Dappled Light
Full Shade
Foliage Cover Evergreen

The Dapple Designs Expert Says:

A member of the Acanthaceae family, Acanthus mollis is an old-fashioned plant that forms a wide clump of large, glossy leaves, from which spires of white and purple flowers, rise to a height of around 1 metre. It is in bloom from late spring to early summer. The leaves sometimes disappear for a time after flowering but soon return and they are particularly luxuriant in winter. It's best grown in a partly shady position with reasonable moisture, and protection from snails. It makes a very interesting foliage colour contrast, with the grey green leaves of Arthropodium cirratum. The Landscape Design Sydney expert can help you design a garden to make your Oyster Plant thrive. Give us call today on 1300 DAPPLE (1300 327 753) for more information.