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Acanthus mollis

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
  • Like Count 5
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pam-f

Help me identify this plant

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TeresaH

Looks like an acanthus to me

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justin

Definitely Acanthus

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pam-f

Thank you both 😊 I will be asking loads as plants bloom this year as I haven't a clue, it used to be a flower nursery so things just keep appearing all through the year lol 😊

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riakat

@justin I've read some of your caution about the invasiveness of Acanthus which I've also read in gardening books but I love the look of this plant- would planting it in a buried pot help contain it or even as a patio plant in a pot? 😁

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justin

I really don't know if that's possible or not. I do like this plant but it is a real thug and will swamp everything else in its path. Two years down the line I'm still fighting it and some of the roots go deeper than i have with my spade and believe you me I've dug down about 3ft and it's still throwing up new leaves!! I would avoid putting it in the ground unless you don't mind it engulfing a specific area

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justin

@riakat 👆

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riakat

Thanks @justin I'll have a good think about this one then-hmmmm actually there might be an area I could put it to invade away!

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