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Acanthus 'Morning Candle'


Acanthus 'Morning Candle' is very free-flowering with extra tall and stately spires of mauve bracts and white flowers up to four feet tall.

Acanthus 'Morning Candle' is a hybrid between A. mollis and either A. hungaricus or A. spinosus. What is important for gardeners is that it is very free-flowering producing extra tall and stately spires of mauve bracts and white flowers up to four feet in summer atop large, bold, shiny mounds of scalloped and dissected leaves.

Common Name: Bear's Breeches

Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sheltered Mediterranean woodlands in deep moist soil.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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