Acanthus mollis is less hardy than A. spinosus.
The leaves are glossy green and have soft spines. The purple and white flower spikes can reach a height of 6 feet. Provide a growing area with full sun or partial shade and a well-drained soil. Foliage will be lusher when planted in part shade. Flowers dry easily when cut or left on the plant.
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red with yellow centers
This Yarrow has a very long bloom time. True red florets with gold centers. Silvery highlights on the green foliage. A nice, dense plant with a columnar habit. Performs well even in hot, humid weather.
Showy rose-purple globes bloom in July and August, held on strong upright stems above dense flat bladed foliage. Attracts butterflies and honeybees. Resistant to deer and rabbits. Beautiful as a cut flower and dries nicely. Drought tolerant once established.