Acanthus mollis

‘Hollard’s Gold’


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Acanthus mollis ‘Hollard’s Gold’ 

Can grow virtually anywhere.
Because Acanthus mollis ‘Hollard’s Gold’ is so very hardy – it can take as much neglect or as much love as you want to give, and still survive.
So it is frost and drought tolerant, but will also cope with damp soil and humidity.

One golden gem of a plant

Acanthus mollis ‘Hollard’s Gold’ has large, evergreen leaves.
That are strikingly yellow-tinted in winter and spring.
Then it is topped with 1m. spires of white and mauve “Bear’s Breeches” flowers in spring and summer.
(Scroll down to “Growing” section for plant details, how / where to grow) 

Growing: Acanthus mollis ‘Hollard’s Gold’

– Height with flowers: 1m.  approx.
– Width: Wonderful foliage clump to a diameter of 75cm approx.
– Position: So very hardy and adaptable that it can take Sun or Shade, including Deep Shade and Dry Shade.
– Soil:
Acanthus mollis ‘Hollard’s Gold really does not care. So it can deal with a range of soil types from arid, dry, or sandy to moist and rich.

– Frost: Perfectly hardy in even severe frosts down to -15C approx.
– Growth:
Evergreen perennial clump.
– Beneficial for wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, nectar seeking birds, and other beneficial pollinators, all love foraging amongst the “Bear’s Breeches” flowers.
Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both deer and rabbits prefer other plants. Acanthus is rarely if ever plagued by pests or diseases.
– Care: You can dead head spent flower stems to tidy up after flowering, if needed.
The new golden growth is lovely, so it is worth shearing to the ground in late winter or early spring to promote new foliage growth.
– Fragrant: None.

Origin: Native to the Mediterranean region from Portugal and northwest Africa east to Croatia.
So this explains it’s very hardy and forgiving nature.

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