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Acanthus 'Morning Candle'
Common Name: Bear's Breeches Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

Native Habitat:
Sheltered Mediterranean woodlands in deep moist soil.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPink
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness6-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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