Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'

A rare form of acanthus with pure white flowers on silvery-green spires. Extremely elegant, bright and ghostly and invaluable for thriving in a north facing border. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring planting 510754-1 £5.50 Delivery late February
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring planting 510754-3 £15.50 Delivery late February
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2 litre plant 510754-2L £12.95 Delivery early March
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A rare form of acanthus with pure white flowers on silvery-green spires. Extremely elegant, bright and ghostly and invaluable for thriving in a north facing border.

Genus Acanthus mollis
Variety Rue Ledan
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Bear's Breech, syn 'Jefalba'
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 100-120cm (39-47in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Care Tips This self-seeds easily. Water well in hot, dry spells.
Flowering June - September
Vase Life This should last up to 2 weeks in water.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Acanthus third year

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Reviewed 30th May 2016 by Catherine Kemp

Just returning for it's third year. Love to watch the bees almost getting stuck as they fight to get inside and then back out of the flowers. Only bought one to trial but wish I had room for more. The "leaf span" is huge and therefore crowds other nearby shorter plants- give it loads of room!