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Acanthus mollis ‘Rue Ledan’

There is a classic elegance to the Acanthus, their characteristic scrolling foliage a feature detail on early Corinthian columns. This form has excellent vigour and rigidity, sporting fine turgid flower spikes of ghostly white. Stems stand for many weeks without staking, and can often endure late into the autumn frosts to provide the garden with winter structure. A reliable mainstay in a prominent north-facing border where dignified green architecture is required.

HEIGHT/SPREAD: 100-120cm x 60cm.

ORIGINS: Species native to Europe, this form originated in a garden in Northern France.

SOIL: Most well-drained garden loam, benefitting from an early spring mulch of leafmould.

SEASON: July-October.

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Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'

Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'

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