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22/07/2014 at 08:34

Hi eveyone.. i got this plant from seeds i was given... it is now 2 years old and first flower.. thou only 10ins tall.. and i recall being told grew taller.. but maybe when older..i have lost the label to it and i cant find the name in my book either.. wondered if u could all help me please..

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22/07/2014 at 08:48
Acanthus, dont know which one tho
22/07/2014 at 08:51

ooow thank u i can look up now.. it is beautiful flower.. any idesa on its fave place to be ..

22/07/2014 at 08:56

Anywhere it likes to be. If you move it , you will have two, one from the bit of root you left behind, and one from the plant you moved. I think it is A. mollis, the leaves don't look spiky enough for A. spinosus.

22/07/2014 at 13:49

Acanthus bears britches for sure.  I have several and they are great... i have one in dappled shade that is 7 ft tall atm

22/07/2014 at 14:18

Looks like your plant has found a home on its own!

22/07/2014 at 15:36

I moved a large A Mollis which had been planted many years ago at the base of a south facing stone wall and never flowered.

Now in a north facing bed under a Willow tree and plenty of impressive flower spikes

Fidget is right tho...........despite thinking I had got the whole lot, I still have several shooting up in the original site.  Some plants just can't take a hint 

22/07/2014 at 16:35

I'm glad I saw this post.   I've got a few Acanthus Mollis and I always forget what they are called.   It's one of those plants that is pretty insignificant until it throws up it's massive flower spires in the late summer and when I'm asked what it is I've always resorted to saying "erm, erm".  

One of mine had a nest of 4 hedgehogs under it this year.   Possibly highly attracted by the ready to go meals of slugs and snails which seem to thrive on the lower leaves of this plant.

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